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Noda Cabinet (Formed September 2, 2011)

STATE MINISTER, DISASTER PREVENTION

Masaharu Nakagawa

STATE MINISTER, DISASTER PREVENTION Masaharu Nakagawa

Date of birth: June 10, 1950

Party: DPJ

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

Nakagawa was a senior vice education minister under Yukio Hatoyama's Cabinet and Naoto Kan's first Cabinet.

During those stints he aimed to make Japanese-language education policy for foreigners more effective.

Nakagawa made his debut in national politics in 1996 when he won a Lower House seat as a member of the now-defunct Shin shin to (New Frontier Party).

Before entering Diet, he served in the Mie Prefectural Assembly for 12 years.

After studying at Georgetown University in the United States, Nakagawa went on to work for the Japan Foundation, a government-affiliated body that promotes Japanese culture overseas.

Nakagawa enjoys mountainclimbing, reading books, fishing and watching movies.


 

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

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

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