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Noda Cabinet (Formed September 2, 2011)

INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER

Tatsuo Kawabata

INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER Tatsuo Kawabata

Date of birth: Jan. 24, 1945

Party: DPJ

Electoral district: Lower House; Shiga No. 1 (eighth term)

Kawabata will also be state minister in charge of affairs pertaining to Okinawa and the Russian-held islands, as well as regional vitalization.

The 66-year-old lawmaker formerly served as education, culture, sports, science and technology minister and chaired the Lower House Steering Committee.

The second son in a family that owns a 300-year-old pharmacy in Shiga Prefecture, Kawabata went to graduate school at Kyoto University and started working at Toray Industries Inc. as a researcher.

He later became involved in union activities and entered the Lower House for the first time in 1986 on the Democratic Socialist Party ticket.

He then switched to Shinshinto (New Frontier Party) and joined the DPJ in 1998.


 

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PRIME MINISTER Yoshihiko Noda

PRIME MINISTER

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FOREIGN MINISTER Koichiro Genba

FOREIGN MINISTER

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FINANCE MINISTER Jun Azumi

FINANCE MINISTER

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HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTER Yoko Komiyama

HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTER

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AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES MINISTER Michihiko Kano

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES MINISTER

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LAND,
INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM MINISTER Takeshi Maeda

LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM MINISTER

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

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CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY Osamu Fujimura

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY

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STATE MINISTER,  FINANCIAL AND POSTAL ISSUES Shozaburo Jimi

STATE MINISTER, FINANCIAL AND POSTAL ISSUES

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

STATE MINISTER, NATIONAL STRATEGY, ECONOMIC AND FISCAL POLICY

Motohisa Furukawa

RECONSTRUCTION MINISTER Tatsuo Hirano

RECONSTRUCTION MINISTER

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ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER Yukio Edano

ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER

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

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

Katsuya Okada

JUSTICE MINISTER Toshio Ogawa

JUSTICE MINISTER

Toshio Ogawa

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

EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER

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DEFENSE MINISTER Naoki Tanaka

DEFENSE MINISTER

Naoki Tanaka

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN Jin Matsubara

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN

Jin Matsubara

STATE MINISTER, DISASTER PREVENTION Masaharu Nakagawa

STATE MINISTER, DISASTER PREVENTION

Masaharu Nakagawa

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