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Noda Cabinet (Formed September 2, 2011)

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

Katsuya Okada

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

Date of birth: July 14, 1953

Party: Democratic Party of Japan

Electoral district: Lower House; Mie No. 3 (seventh term)

Well-versed in policy affairs, this former DPJ president and foreign minister also doubles as deputy prime minister.

Okada advocates raising the consumption tax to cover snowballing health care costs. As DPJ secretary general, he pushed for suspending the membership of party kingpin Ichiro Ozawa, who is on trial for alleged falsification of political funds reports. Okada's appointment could exacerbate the pro- and anti-Ozawa turmoil dividing the party.

After entering the Lower House with the Liberal Democratic Party in 1990, Okada joined the DPJ in 1998.

Often called a "policy fundamentalist," Okada is known for being stubborn and unwilling to compromise.


 

Subsequent changes

PRIME MINISTER Yoshihiko Noda

PRIME MINISTER

Yoshihiko Noda

INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER Tatsuo Kawabata

INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER

Tatsuo Kawabata

FOREIGN MINISTER Koichiro Genba

FOREIGN MINISTER

Koichiro Genba

FINANCE MINISTER Jun Azumi

FINANCE MINISTER

Jun Azumi

HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTER Yoko Komiyama

HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTER

Yoko Komiyama

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES MINISTER Michihiko Kano

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES MINISTER

Michihiko Kano

LAND,
INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM MINISTER Takeshi Maeda

LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM MINISTER

Takeshi Maeda

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER, STATE MINISTER, NUCLEAR ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT AND PREVENTION Goshi Hosono

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER, STATE MINISTER, NUCLEAR ACCIDENT SETTLEMENT AND PREVENTION

Goshi Hosono

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY Osamu Fujimura

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY

Osamu Fujimura

STATE MINISTER,  FINANCIAL AND POSTAL ISSUES Shozaburo Jimi

STATE MINISTER, FINANCIAL AND POSTAL ISSUES

Shozaburo Jimi

STATE MINISTER, NATIONAL STRATEGY, ECONOMIC AND FISCAL POLICY Motohisa Furukawa

STATE MINISTER, NATIONAL STRATEGY, ECONOMIC AND FISCAL POLICY

Motohisa Furukawa

STATE MINISTER, POSTDISASTER RECONSTRUCTION Tatsuo Hirano

STATE MINISTER, POSTDISASTER RECONSTRUCTION

Tatsuo Hirano

ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER Yukio Edano

ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER

Yukio Edano

JUSTICE MINISTER Toshio Ogawa

JUSTICE MINISTER

Toshio Ogawa

EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER Hirofumi Hirano

EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER

Hirofumi Hirano

DEFENSE MINISTER Naoki Tanaka

DEFENSE MINISTER

Naoki Tanaka

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN Jin Matsubara

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN

Jin Matsubara

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