Kyodo News InternationalOctober 17, 2013 07:21
Tatsuo Ozawa, former minister of health and welfare, has died of old age, the educational institution he headed said Thursday. He was 96.
Ozawa, who died Sunday afternoon in his Tokyo home, first won a seat in the House of Representatives in 1960 and served 13 consecutive terms. He was known as a close ally to former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.