1921 (Taisho 10) Sunday, October 30 The future first lady of Japan, Nakasone Tsutako was born in Tokyo. Her maiden name was Tsutako KOBAYASHI. She was the third daughter of Giichiro Kobayashi, a professor at Meiji University, a doctor of science and a geologist. Giichiro Kobayashi is known for boring Akagi Onsen in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture. Maebashi will be the constituency of his son-in-law, Yasuhiro Nakasone.
Yasuhiro Nakasone, the 71st Prime Minister of Japan, was born on May 27, 1918, so he is 3 years older than Tsutako Kobayashi. Yasuhiro Nakasone, from Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, entered the Ministry of the Interior after graduating from the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Tokyo Imperial University, but during the war he was commissioned as a lieutenant as a naval budget officer in the Navy’s short-term active duty system. After he was assigned to Wu Chinjufu and was appointed as the chief of the second establishment team, he was stationed in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. When he returned to Tokyo on a business trip, he met Tsutako Kobayashi, the third daughter of Giichiro Kobayashi. Tsutako graduated from the Japanese Literature Department of Japan Women’s University, and they married on February 11, 20 1945, the year of Kigensetsu, the year when the war ended.
Later, Yasuhiro Nakasone became a member of the House of Representatives, and after building a long-term government as prime minister, she gained international recognition as Japan’s first lady. The good friendship between Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone and US President Ronald Reagan is widely known as the “Ron Yasu” relationship, but the relationship between his wife Nancy Reagan and Nakasone Tsutago was also good. They are the same age, born in 1921. On April 24 and 25th, 60 1985, First Ladies from about 20 countries gathered in the United States at the invitation of First Lady Nancy Reagan to participate in the first First Ladies Summit, which Mrs. Tsutako attended.
She died on November 7, 24 2012 at the age of 91. Her husband, former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, died at the age of 101 on November 29, 2019, 7 years later.