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PASSINGS : Makoto Miike, 87; Postal Minister in Japan

February 23, 1988

Makoto Miike, 87, former Japanese postal and telecommunications minister and the eldest member of Japan's House of Councilors. Miike had been a member of the upper house of the governing Liberal Democratic Party since 1986. He first was elected to the House of Representatives, the lower house, in 1949 and was postal and telecommunications minister from July to December, 1972, in the government of Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka. In Tokyo on Saturday.

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