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Noda Cabinet (Formed September 2, 2011)

EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER

Makiko Tanaka

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

Date of birth: Jan. 14, 1944

Party: DPJ

Electoral district: Lower House; Niigata No. 5 (sixth term)

As daughter of the late Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka, the new education minister was a well-known figure from a young age because she accompanied her father on overseas trips as acting first lady.

Soon after she was elected to the Lower House on the Liberal Democratic Party's ticket in 1993, Tanaka served as director general of the Science and Technology Agency under Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama.

She was appointed foreign minister in 2001 in Junichiro Koizumi's Cabinet, but her outspokenness coupled with her bluntness earned many enemies within the government and she was eventually forced to step down. She joined the DPJ in 2009 with her husband, Naoki Tanaka, who came under fire during his time as defense minister over a series of gaffes.


 

Subsequent changes

PRIME MINISTER Yoshihiko Noda

PRIME MINISTER

Yoshihiko Noda

FOREIGN MINISTER Koichiro Genba

FOREIGN MINISTER

Koichiro Genba

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY Osamu Fujimura

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY

Osamu Fujimura

RECONSTRUCTION MINISTER Tatsuo Hirano

RECONSTRUCTION MINISTER

Tatsuo Hirano

ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER Yukio Edano

ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER

Yukio Edano

STATE MINISTER, SOCIAL SECURITY AND TAX REFORMS, AND GOVERNMENT REVITALIZATION Katsuya Okada

STATE MINISTER, SOCIAL SECURITY AND TAX REFORMS, AND GOVERNMENT REVITALIZATION

Katsuya Okada

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES MINISTER Akira Gunji

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES MINISTER

Akira Gunji

LAND,
INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM MINISTER Yuichiro Hata

LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM MINISTER

Yuichiro Hata

DEFENSE MINISTER Satoshi Morimoto

DEFENSE MINISTER

Satoshi Morimoto

INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER Shinji Tarutoko

INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER

Shinji Tarutoko

FINANCE MINISTER Koriki Jojima

FINANCE MINISTER

Koriki Jojima

HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTER Wakio Mitsui

HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTER

Wakio Mitsui

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER Hiroyuki Nagahama

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER

Hiroyuki Nagahama

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN Tadamasa Kodaira

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN

Tadamasa Kodaira

STATE MINISTER, FINANCIAL ISSUES Ikko Nakatsuka

STATE MINISTER, FINANCIAL ISSUES

Ikko Nakatsuka

STATE MINISTER, NATIONAL POLICY Seiji Maehara

STATE MINISTER, NATIONAL POLICY

Seiji Maehara

STATE MINISTER, POSTAL ISSUES AND DISASTER PREVENTION Mikio Shimoji

STATE MINISTER, POSTAL ISSUES AND DISASTER PREVENTION

Mikio Shimoji

JUSTICE MINISTER Makoto Taki

JUSTICE MINISTER

Makoto Taki

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