Former Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone has died. He was 101 years old.
Nakasone became Japan's 71st prime minister in November 1982 and served for about 5 years.
He worked to privatize Japan's national railway. On the diplomatic front, he is known for his close relationship with former US President Ronald Reagan during the 1980s.
Nakasone was born in Takasaki City in Gunma Prefecture in 1918. He entered politics in 1947, winning a seat in Japan's Lowe House of the Diet. He held the seat for 20 consecutive elections.