Eisaku Satō, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Eisaku Satō

61st, 62nd and 63rd Prime Minister of Japan

Date of Birth: 27-Mar-1901

Place of Birth: Tabuse, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan

Date of Death: 03-Jun-1975

Profession: politician

Nationality: Japan

Zodiac Sign: Aries


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About Eisaku Satō

  • Eisaku Sato (?? ??, Sato Eisaku, 27 March 1901 – 3 June 1975) was a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1964 to 1972.
  • He is the third-longest serving Prime Minister, and has the longest uninterrupted service as Prime Minister in Japanese history. Sato entered the National Diet in 1949 as a member of the Liberal Party.
  • Gradually rising through the ranks of Japanese politics, he held a series of cabinet positions and was in charge of organizing the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
  • In 1964 he succeeded Hayato Ikeda as Prime Minister of Japan, becoming the first Prime Minister to have been born in the 20th century. As Prime Minister, Sato presided over a period of rapid economic growth.
  • He arranged for the formal return of Okinawa (occupied by the United States since the end of the Second World War) to Japanese control.
  • Sato brought Japan into the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, for which he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974.

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