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Japan's National Defense Academy graduation ceremony
Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso gives instructions to graduates at National Defense Academy during the graduation ceremony in Yokosuka, Japan on March 22, 2009. (UPI photo/Keizo Mori)
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Aso at the 2009 World Economic Forum.

Taro Aso (麻生太郎, Asō Tarō?, born September 20, 1940) is the current Prime Minister of Japan, having taken office on September 24, 2008. He is also President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), and has served in the House of Representatives since 1979.

He was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2007, and was Secretary-General of the LDP briefly in 2007 and in 2008.

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