Former Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who has died aged 101, is seen here in an interview in 2010. Photo: ReutersFormer Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who has died aged 101, is seen here in an interview in 2010. Photo: Reuters
Former Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who has died aged 101, is seen here in an interview in 2010. Photo: Reuters

Former Japanese PM Yasuhiro Nakasone, who mended ties with South Korea, dies aged 101

  • Nakasone was prime minister from 1982 to 1987, becoming friends with Ronald Reagan and boosting Japan’s global profile
  • But he battled to enact sweeping reforms at home, including his dream of revising the country’s pacifist constitution

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Former Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who has died aged 101, is seen here in an interview in 2010. Photo: ReutersFormer Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who has died aged 101, is seen here in an interview in 2010. Photo: Reuters
Former Japanese prime minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who has died aged 101, is seen here in an interview in 2010. Photo: Reuters
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