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Noda Cabinet (Formed September 2, 2011)

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES MINISTER

Akira Gunji

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES MINISTER Akira Gunji

Date of birth: Dec. 11, 1949

Party: DPJ

Electoral district: Upper House; Ibaraki (third term)

Gunji served as senior vice agricultural minister in the Cabinets of Prime Ministers Yukio Hatoyama and Naoto Kan. His long career in the agriculture ministry is the probable reason he has now been tapped for the top spot.

He dropped out of Meiji Gakuin University in 1971 to work for the Isejin Group, which runs hotel, real estate and restaurant businesses in Ibaraki Prefecture. Gunji is a native of Mito, the capital of Ibaraki, where the Isejin Group is based.

Gunji became deputy secretary general of Zenkoku Nodanro, an agricultural cooperative union group, when it was launched in 1989. He served in key union positions until 1998, when he was elected to the Upper House from the Ibaraki district.

He has chaired of the farm, forestry and fisheries division of the DPJ's policy affairs council.


 

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DEFENSE MINISTER Satoshi Morimoto

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FINANCE MINISTER Koriki Jojima

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EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER Makiko Tanaka

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NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN Tadamasa Kodaira

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STATE MINISTER, NATIONAL POLICY Seiji Maehara

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STATE MINISTER, POSTAL ISSUES AND DISASTER PREVENTION Mikio Shimoji

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JUSTICE MINISTER Makoto Taki

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