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Naruhiko Higashikuni

Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni (東久邇 稔彦 December 3, 1887 - January 26, 1990) was the 43rd Prime Minister of Japan from August 17, 1945 to October 9, 1945, a period of 54 days. He was born in Kyoto. Higashikuni was an imperial family member (he married a daughter of the Emperor Meiji)and was the only member of the imperial family to head a cabinet.

Before his tenure as Prime Minister, Higashikuni was a Major General, and in 1937, was named Chief of Aviation. He is mainly remembered today as Japan's first postwar Prime Minister.



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