Masayoshi Ito

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Masayoshi Ito
伊東 正義
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Prime Minister of Japan
In office
12 June 1980 – 17 July 1980
Preceded byMasayoshi Ōhira
Succeeded byZenkō Suzuki
Personal details
Born(1913-12-15)15 December 1913
Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
Died21 May 1994(1994-05-21) (aged 80)
Tokyo, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
Alma materTokyo Imperial University

Masayoshi Ito (伊東 正義, Itō Masayoshi, 15 December 1913 – 21 May 1994) was a Japanese political figure. He served as acting prime minister of Japan in 1980 after the sudden death of Masayoshi Ōhira. He then served as foreign minister of Japan from 1980 to 1981.

Early life[edit]

Ito was born on 15 December 1913 in Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima.


Ito served as Foreign Minister from July 1980 to May 1981 in the cabinet of Zenko Suzuki.[1]


Ito died on 21 May 1994.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Masayoshi Ito, 80, Japanese Politician". The New York Times. 21 May 1994. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
Party political offices
Preceded by
Masayuki Fujio
Chair, Policy Research Committee of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
Succeeded by
Michio Watanabe
Preceded by
Shintaro Abe
Chair, General Affairs Committee of the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
Succeeded by
Kiyoshi Mizuno
Political offices
Preceded by
Rokusuke Tanaka
Chief Cabinet Secretary
Succeeded by
Kiichi Miyazawa
Preceded by
Takeo Fukuda
Deputy Prime Minister of Japan
Succeeded by
Shin Kanemaru
Preceded by
Masayoshi Ōhira
Prime Minister of Japan

Succeeded by
Zenko Suzuki
Preceded by
Saburo Ōkita
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Sunao Sonoda