Jump to content
Guest Goldeneye-69

Political Frailty

Recommended Posts

Nobuo Ishihara, long, long, long-term Japanese politician, VP of the Asian Women's Fund (Tomiichi Murayama was the President) and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary in 7 governments, dead at 96 from multiple organ failure. English link for SC.

 

Another Tomiichi Murayama-related personality gone. Decided to check how much of his government is alive...

 

Murayama Cabinet (June 1994-August 1995) excluding Parliamentary Vice Ministers/Undersecretaries:

 

Prime Minister - Tomiichi Murayama (1924-, 98)

Deputy Prime Minister + Minister of Foreign Affairs - Yōhei Kōno (1937-, 86) 

Minister of Justice - Isao Maeda (1943-2016, died at 73)

Minister of Finance - Masayoshi Takemura (1934-2022, died at 88) 

Minister of Education - Kaoru Yosano (1938-2017, died at 78) 

Minister of Health and Welfare - Shoichi Ide (1939-2018, died at 79)

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries - Taichiro Okawara (1922-2017, died at 94)

Minister of International Trade and Industry - Ryutaro Hashimoto (1937-2006, died at 68)

Minister of Transport - Shizuka Kamei (1936-, 86)

Minister of Posts and Telecommunications - Shun Oide (1922-2001, died at 79)

Minister of Labor - Manso Hamamoto (1920-2008, died at 87)

Minister of Construction - Koken Nosaka (1924-2004, died at 79)

Minister of Home Affairs + Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission - Hiromu Nonaka (1925-2018, died at 92)

Chief Cabinet Secretary - Kozo Igarashi (1926-2013, died at 87)

General Affairs Agency head - Tsuruo Yamaguchi (1925-2015, died at 89)

Hokkaido Development Agency head and Okinawa Promotion Bureau head - Sadatoshi Ori (1930-2016, died at 86 - also Minister of State) later Kiyoshi Ozawa (1927-2014, died at 87 - also Commissioner of the National Land Agency)

Minister of Defence - Tokuichiro Tamazawa (1937-, 85)

Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy - Masahiko Komura (1942-, 80)

Director General of Science and Technology Agency - Makiko Tanaka (1944-, 79)

Minister of Environment - Shin Sakurai (1933-2017, died at 84) later Sohei Miyashita (1927-2013, died at 85)

-----

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretaries:

Hiroyuki Sonoda (1942-2018, died at 76)

Nobuo Ishihara (1926-2023, died at 96)

Teijiro Furukawa (1934-2022, died at 87)

Director-General of the Cabinet Legislation Bureau - Takao Oide (1932-2005, died at 73)

 

The living:

Tomiichi Murayama - 98

Shizuka Kamei - 86

Yōhei Kōno - 86

Tokuichiro Tamazawa - 85

Masahiko Komura - 80

Makiko Tanaka - 79

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 13/06/2017 at 23:28, YoungWillz said:

*snip*

Lewis Stevens, 84 (13 Apr 1936), Conservative (Nuneaton 1983-92)

*snip*


Lewis Stevens (wiki), Tory MP for Nuneaton (1983–1992), dead at 86.

0_Lewis-Stevens.jpg.80479f6a720a12316813c1537c1837d4.jpg

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
9 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:


A useless fact. The death of Baroness Berners means that there are now just 10 living female hereditary peers (in their own right).

The 21st Lady Saltoun, 92
The 28th Baroness Willoughby de Eresby, 88
The 10th Baroness Howard de Walden, 87
The 11th Baroness Arlington, 83
The 31st Countess of Mar, 82
The 8th Baroness Braye, 81
The Marchioness of Lothian/The 16th Lady Herries of Terregles, 78
The 13th Lady Kinloss, 65
The 9th Lady Balfour of Burleigh, 49
The 29th Baroness Dacre, 39

They've been dwindling in numbers for some years. Rewind back several decades ago and there were many more. Why that was the case I'm not entirely sure, but my educated guess would be that two consecutive world wars wiped out a lot of the men, and with certain peerages the women were able to inherit them.

Following the retirements of Lady Saltoun in 2014, and the Countess of Mar in 2020, there are no female hereditary peers currently sitting in the House of Lords.

 For majority of peerages that women can’t inherit I imagine for the generation having children in the last twenty years or so some members of the nobility are flying out to America and having gender selection IVF.  
 

For the current living 10 Lady Saltourn  inherited it as her only brother was killed in WW2 fitting what you said. The rest are too young to be affected by the World Wars. A couple of these do have women heirs so female hereditary peers will not be extinct anytime soon. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Alan Hurst, Labour MP for (unusually) Braintree (1997-2005), reported dead aged 77 by his successor: 

 

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, YoungWillz said:

Alan Hurst, Labour MP for (unusually) Braintree (1997-2005), reported dead aged 77 by his successor: 

 


BBC obit.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Ulitzer95 said:

And no mention of his hat-trick in 1966 either.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 16/07/2022 at 17:25, arghton said:

Taiwan:

Hsu Li-nong (1919) Pro-China Kuomintang politician. Former Vice-Chairman of the National Unification Commission. 

Abdullah Timan (1919-2022) Uyghur Kuomintang politician. He was alive in 2019.

Zhong Yiren (1921) Taiwan independence activist. Miraculously survived colorectal cancer in 2011.

Zhong Yiren (鍾逸人) not dead yet, but was in ICU with severe pleural effusion and heart failure two weeks ago. Most recent update says he's "recovering"...

zhongyiren.thumb.png.265a01185005a1f58f0f108707fc4133.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 01/05/2022 at 19:44, arghton said:

ISRAEL (Knesset members and minor politicians up to 1930, Ministers up to 1935)

Shevah Weiss (1935) Knesset speaker 1992-1996

 

It is now being reported that Shevah Weiss died aged 87.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 21/09/2021 at 10:28, arghton said:

Morsi died in 2019, Mubarak in 2020, Tantawi in 2021.

Adly Mansour and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi 2022 and 2023?

el-Sisi not dead unfortunately, but Prime Minister of Egypt 2015-2018 Sherif Ismail is widely being reported dead at 67.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 30/04/2022 at 19:31, drol said:

List of ancient M'sian politicians:

*Lim Kean Chye (1919), wheelchair bound, smoker, frail

*Abdullah CD (1923), communist insurgent leader

*Abdul Taib Mahmud (1936), CM and governor of Sarawak

*Mahathir Mohamad (1925), immortal PM of Malaysia

*Abdullah Ahmad Badawi (1939), Mahathir's rival who held a lot of posts

*Musa Hitam (1934), deputy PM

*Michael Chen (1932), of Chinese origin, held a lot of posts

*Mohd Khalil Yaakob (1937), thinks he is a Midwest sheriff

*Harris Salleh (1930), decrepit

*Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah (1937); minister of finance

*Daim Zanuddin (1938), other minister of finance

*Lee San Choon (1935)

*Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir (1939)

*Samy Vellu (1936), corrupted minister of works

*Paul Leong Khee Seong (1939)

Not dead - and not recent news (September 2022) but never mentioned here before. Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, Prime Minister of Malaysia 2003-2009, has dementia and it's progressed to the point he can't recognize family members and is permanently wheelchairbound. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 30/12/2022 at 16:08, Ulitzer95 said:


I was just away to post this but I was looking to see who the oldest former Knesset member is now first.

Is it Mordechai Bibi (wiki)? I think he's the only centenarian former member now.

Mordechai Bibi dead at 100.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 03/02/2023 at 21:50, arghton said:

Zhong Yiren (鍾逸人) not dead yet, but was in ICU with severe pleural effusion and heart failure two weeks ago. Most recent update says he's "recovering"...

Taiwan independence activist Zhong Yiren quickly recovering, off oxygen and ICU now apparently, able to talk and very lucid, soon to be discharged say new facebook posts. He has a radio program he needs to host.

yiren.png.e7caa47c2e5dffa4866f90af1452a047.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, drol said:

Mordechai Bibi dead at 100.


Bye bye Bibi.

Moshe Meron (wiki, b. March 1926) is now the oldest former member of the Knesset. Followed closely by billionaire Stef Wertheimer (wiki, b. July 1926).

Quite a drop from having about 4 centenarians last year...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oomen Chandy hospitalised . It may not be his time yet but surely he is circling the drain.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Janet Anderson, former Labour MP for Rossendale and Darwen (1992-2010), has reportedly died: 

Succeeded in her seat by the well known philanthropist and all round good guy Jake Berry (Conservative). (Spot the sarcasm).

 

She was the MP who successfully introduced free TV licences for over-75s - remember them?

 

However, tarnished yet again by the expenses scandals - voting to keep expenses claims secret, and it was discovered she was claiming taxpayers' money for all sorts, including 5 round trips a week to her constituency despite living in London - what a dedicated constituency MP! Or chancer!

  • Like 2
  • Shocked 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, YoungWillz said:

Janet Anderson, former Labour MP for Rossendale and Darwen (1992-2010), has reportedly died: 

Succeeded in her seat by the well known philanthropist and all round good guy Jake Berry (Conservative). (Spot the sarcasm).

 

She was the MP who successfully introduced free TV licences for over-75s - remember them?

 

However, tarnished yet again by the expenses scandals - voting to keep expenses claims secret, and it was discovered she was claiming taxpayers' money for all sorts, including 5 round trips a week to her constituency despite living in London - what a dedicated constituency MP! Or chancer!


That's 4 UK MPs dead in 3 weeks.

There was a disproportionally low number (15) of MP deaths in 2022 so looks like 2023 may have a lot instead.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 I think she is the 9th ‘Blair Babe’ (Female Labour Mp’s elected in 1997j to die.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, Ulitzer95 said:

Alex Salmond not looking healthy at all.

 

 

 

The harsh lighting and grainy film isn't doing him any favours, but he's been a bloated sack of shit for years. Has anyone filmed him falling over drunk on a train lately?

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   1 member

×

Important Information

Your use of this forum is subject to our Terms of Use