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Aso Cabinet (Formed September 24, 2008)

MINISTER OF LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM

Kazuyoshi Kaneko

MINISTER OF LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM Kazuyoshi Kaneko

Date of birth: June 7, 1943

LDP faction: Machimura

Electoral district: Lower House; Miyazaki No. 1 (sixth term)

Newly appointed transport minister Kazuyoshi Kaneko is known as a financial and economic policy expert.

Kaneko worked as a banker at the now-defunct Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan before gaining a House of Representatives seat in 1986, following in the footsteps of his late father, Ippei Kaneko, a former finance minister.

The 65-year-old Gifu Prefecture native is also well-versed in construction and transport affairs as he was previously a vice minister of construction and head of the Liberal Democratic Party's construction committee.

The new Cabinet portfolio will be his second ministerial post. Kaneko served as state minister in charge of administrative and regulatory reforms from 2003 to 2004 under Junichiro Koizumi.

Kaneko is serving his seventh Lower House term.


 

Subsequent changes

PRIME MINISTER Taro Aso

PRIME MINISTER

Taro Aso

JUSTICE MINISTER Eisuke Mori

JUSTICE MINISTER

Eisuke Mori

FOREIGN MINISTER Hirofumi Nakasone

FOREIGN MINISTER

Hirofumi Nakasone

MINISTER OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Ryu Shionoya

MINISTER OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Ryu Shionoya

MINISTER OF HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE Yoichi Masuzoe

MINISTER OF HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE

Yoichi Masuzoe

MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES Shigeru Ishiba

MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

Shigeru Ishiba

MINISTER OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY Toshihiro Nikai

MINISTER OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Toshihiro Nikai

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER Tetsuo Saito

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER

Tetsuo Saito

DEFENSE MINISTER Yasukazu Hamada

DEFENSE MINISTER

Yasukazu Hamada

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY Takeo Kawamura

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY

Takeo Kawamura

MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS Tsutomu Sato

MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS

Tsutomu Sato

FINANCE MINISTER AND STATE MINISTER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES Kaoru Yosano

FINANCE MINISTER AND STATE MINISTER FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES

Kaoru Yosano

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS Akira Amari

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS

Akira Amari

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS Seiko Noda

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Seiko Noda

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF POPULATION AND GENDER EQUALITY Yuko Obuchi

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF POPULATION AND GENDER EQUALITY

Yuko Obuchi

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF OKINAWA AND AFFAIRS RELATED TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORIES Motoo Hayashi

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN, STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF OKINAWA AND AFFAIRS RELATED TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORIES

Motoo Hayashi

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF ECONOMIC AND FISCAL POLICY Yoshimasa Hayashi

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF ECONOMIC AND FISCAL POLICY

Yoshimasa Hayashi

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