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Vol 2 (AAC) No 7

Published 1st May 2009

Hirofumi Nakasone

Foreign Minister, Japan

Born in 1945, the Keio University graduate began his career with Asahi Chemical Industry in 1968 but turned to politics in 1983 after his father, Yasuhiro Nakasone, became Prime Minister (1982-1987). After three years as his father's secretary, Nakasone embarked on his own path. Africa is one of his many priorities - for strategic and reputational reasons.

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