Ryutaro Hashimoto

 

 

Age: 68

 

Summary: former prime minister of Japan from 1996 to 1998 who stood up to the U.S. in trade negotiations and helped to diffuse tensions over U.S. military bases in Japan.

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications after undergoing surgery to remove a large part of his intestines

 

Born: July 29, 1937

 

Died: July 1, 2006

 

Location: Tokyo, Japan