Tokyo, May 27 (AP) One of Japan’s most prominent former leaders, Yasuhiro Nakasone, has turned 100, fitting in a country known for longevity. Also Read - 'Another Phase of Greatest Witch Hunt', Says Donald Trump After US Senate Acquits Him in Historic Impeachment Trial

As a World War II naval officer, he witnessed the depth of Japan’s defeat and devastation. He presided over Japan in the 1980s at the pinnacle of its economic success. Also Read - US Court Seeks Status Report On Visas To Family Members Of H1-B Holders

In recent years, he has lobbied for revision of the war-renouncing, US-drafted constitution, a longtime cause neither he nor his successors have achieved. Also Read - The Weeknd Performs Live At Super Bowl Halftime Show, Fans Share His Then-And-Now Photos

His office says Nakasone, cared for by his daughter at their Tokyo home, is slowing down but in fine health.

In his written statement marking his birthday today, Nakasone says he is blissful to have worked for Japan’s postwar reconstruction and witnessed success.

He also vows to do more work. (AP) KIS KIS

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.