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Yasuo Fukuda (71) basks in the applause after being elected Japan's 91st Prime Minister at the Lower House of Parliament in Tokyo, Japan, September 25, 2007. His late father, Takeo Fukuda, became the 67th Prime Minister at the same age of 71. This is the first father-son premiers in modern Japan's history. (UPI Photo/Keizo Mori)
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Yasuo Fukuda (福田 康夫, Fukuda Yasuo?, born 16 July 1936) was the 58th Prime Minister of Japan, serving from 2007 to 2008. He was previously the longest-serving Chief Cabinet Secretary in Japanese history, serving for three and a half years (2000–2004) under Prime Ministers Yoshirō Mori and Junichiro Koizumi.

Following the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, Fukuda was elected as President of the Liberal Democratic Party and became Prime Minister in September 2007. Fukuda was the first son of a former Japanese Prime Minister (Takeo Fukuda) to also take up the post.

On 1 September 2008, Fukuda announced his resignation, triggering another LDP leadership election. Although Japan hosted the G8 summit meeting without mishap during Fukuda's time in office, Fukuda himself earned little or no credit from ordinary Japanese, and when he resigned, he became the first of the G8 leaders to leave office.

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