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Noda Cabinet (Formed September 2, 2011)

STATE MINISTER, NATIONAL STRATEGY, ECONOMIC AND FISCAL POLICY

Motohisa Furukawa

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

Date of birth: Dec. 6, 1965

Party: DPJ

Electoral district: Lower House; Aichi No. 2 (fifth term)

Furukawa is viewed as one of the DPJ's up and coming talents and is heavily involved in discussions on financial and social security reform.

He was one of three senior vice chief Cabinet secretaries appointed by Naoto Kan, and senior vice minister of the Cabinet Office under Yukio Hatoyama.

After getting his start in the Finance Ministry, Furukawa made a successful run for the Lower House in 1996.

He majored in law at the University of Tokyo and also studied international relations at Columbia University.

In 2005, Furukawa was named to a list of Young Global Leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

The Nagoya native is married and has two children.


 

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

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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

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

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

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

STATE MINISTER, DISASTER PREVENTION Masaharu Nakagawa

STATE MINISTER, DISASTER PREVENTION

Masaharu Nakagawa

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