TOKYO, January 14. /tass/. Former Japanese Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu has died at the age of 91. This was reported on Friday by NHK.
According to him, the former head of government died on January 9.
Kaifu served as premier from August 1989 to November 1991. He became the first head of the Japanese government to approve the sending of units of the Self-Defense Forces abroad.
The servicemen were engaged in mine clearance operations after the war in The Persian Gulf.