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The Japanese Prime Minister is a divorcee, he was married in 1978, and divorced in 1982. He has since never remarried.
Source: Times Online: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,176-1763663,00.html (Last accessed on 9th July 2006)
Other bits of information about his past marriage:
He is also known for impulsive action: He proposed to his former wife the day after their second date, then divorced her while she was pregnant with their third son because of disputes over her role as a politician’s wife.
He has legal custody of his two elder sons and, following the custom here, has refused to let them visit their mother. He has also refused to see his youngest son, who lives with his ex-wife, avoiding the pair even at the 2001 funeral of Koizumi’s mother.
(Last accessed on 10th July 2006)
Answered by Nur Hakim, Librarian, Adult and Young People’s Services
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