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Hatoyama Cabinet (Formed September 16, 2009)

JUSTICE MINISTER

Keiko Chiba

JUSTICE MINISTER Keiko Chiba

Date of birth: May 11, 1948

Party: DPJ

Electoral district: Upper House; Kanagawa (fourth term)

A graduate of Chuo University in Tokyo, Chiba became a lawyer and worked to protect the rights of the elderly and women.

She was first elected to the Upper House in 1986 with a recommendation from the Social Democratic Party of Japan. She held executive posts in the SDPJ and its successor, the SDP, but she eventually left the party to join the DPJ in 1997.

She is a member of a legislators’group supporting Amnesty International and has been working for the establishment of an equal relationship with the United States, coexistence with foreign national residents, and an independent organization in each prefecture to protect human rights.

Chiba has also been working to prevent violations of the human rights of foreign workers in Japan.

Cabinet Interview (Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009) — Chiba lays out new justice policies


 

Subsequent changes

PRIME MINISTER Yukio Hatoyama

PRIME MINISTER

Yukio Hatoyama

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, FINANCE MINISTER, AND STATE MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC AND FISCAL POLICY Naoto Kan

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER, FINANCE MINISTER, AND STATE MINISTER FOR ECONOMIC AND FISCAL POLICY

Naoto Kan

MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS Kazuhiro Haraguchi

MINISTER OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS

Kazuhiro Haraguchi

FOREIGN MINISTER Katsuya Okada

FOREIGN MINISTER

Katsuya Okada

MINISTER OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Tatsuo Kawabata

MINISTER OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Tatsuo Kawabata

MINISTER OF HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE Akira Nagatsuma

MINISTER OF HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE

Akira Nagatsuma

MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES Hirotaka Akamatsu

MINISTER OF AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES

Hirotaka Akamatsu

MINISTER OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY Masayuki Naoshima

MINISTER OF ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY

Masayuki Naoshima

MINISTER OF LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM Seiji Maehara

MINISTER OF LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM

Seiji Maehara

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER Sakihito Ozawa

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER

Sakihito Ozawa

DEFENSE MINISTER Toshimi Kitazawa

DEFENSE MINISTER

Toshimi Kitazawa

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY, STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND DECLINING BIRTHRATE Hirofumi Hirano

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY, STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND DECLINING BIRTHRATE

Hirofumi Hirano

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN Hiroshi Nakai

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN

Hiroshi Nakai

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF FINANCIAL AND POSTAL ISSUES Shizuka Kamei

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF FINANCIAL AND POSTAL ISSUES

Shizuka Kamei

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF NATIONAL STRATEGY Yoshito Sengoku

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF NATIONAL STRATEGY

Yoshito Sengoku

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM Yukio Edano

STATE MINISTER IN CHARGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM

Yukio Edano

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