Mutsuko Miki, Wife Of Late Prime Minister Takeo Miki, Passes Away At 95


Mutsuko Miki, wife of late Prime Minister Takeo Miki, dies at 95Mutsuko Miki, the wife of Takeo Miki, prime minister in the mid-70s, and a renowned activist, passed away (colon tumors) at a Tokyo hospital on July 31, political sources said Friday. She was 95.

She led a busy public life even after her husband died in 1988, calling for the normalization of diplomatic relations between Japan and North Korea, and compensation for women in Asia who were forced into sexual slavery for Japanese soldiers during World War II, known euphemistically in Japan as "comfort women."

Miki was Japan's first lady while her husband served as prime minister between 1974 and 1976.