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Noda Cabinet (Formed September 2, 2011)

RECONSTRUCTION MINISTER

Tatsuo Hirano

STATE MINISTER, POSTDISASTER RECONSTRUCTION Tatsuo Hirano

Date of birth: May 2, 1954

Party: DPJ

Electoral district: Upper House; Iwate (second term)

Hirano retains the post he was assigned to in early July after his predecessor, Ryu Matsumoto, resigned for making remarks that angered survivors of the March 11 calamity.

Born and raised in Iwate Prefecture, whose coastline was devastated by the tsunami, Hirano was a core member of the government team tasked with aiding recovery in the devastated areas and worked close with Matsumoto.

Hirano was a bureaucrat in the agriculture ministry before winning a seat in the Upper House in 2001 as a member of the now-defunct Liberal Party headed by Ichiro Ozawa.

While he is a member of the Ozawa camp, they differ on some policies, including financial reform.

He is also an advocate of social welfare reform


*Appointed as minister of Reconstruction Agency Feb. 10.

 

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

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, NATIONAL STRATEGY, ECONOMIC AND FISCAL POLICY Motohisa Furukawa

STATE MINISTER, NATIONAL STRATEGY, ECONOMIC AND FISCAL POLICY

Motohisa Furukawa

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

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

EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER

Hirofumi Hirano

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

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

STATE MINISTER,  FINANCIAL AND POSTAL ISSUES Tadahiro Matsushita

STATE MINISTER, FINANCIAL AND POSTAL ISSUES

Tadahiro Matsushita

DEFENSE MINISTER Satoshi Morimoto

DEFENSE MINISTER

Satoshi Morimoto

JUSTICE MINISTER Makoto Taki

JUSTICE MINISTER

Makoto Taki

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