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Nakasone's great achievements as a pragmatist

Dec 03, 2019 - The Japan Times

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Former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone was a leader who advocated "settling all postwar issues in politics" and ran his administration in a top-down, presidential style of decision making while in office from 1982 to 1987. He was also a pragmatist who, as prime minister, shelved his long-time push for amending Japan's postwar Constitution. Nakasone may have gained an image as a hawk by working to beef up Japan's alliance with the United States and to increase defense spending. ...