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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.

 

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PRIME MINISTER Yoshihiko Noda

PRIME MINISTER

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FOREIGN MINISTER Koichiro Genba

FOREIGN MINISTER

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CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY Osamu Fujimura

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY

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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

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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

DEFENSE MINISTER Satoshi Morimoto

DEFENSE MINISTER

Satoshi Morimoto

INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER Shinji Tarutoko

INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER

Shinji Tarutoko

FINANCE MINISTER Koriki Jojima

FINANCE MINISTER

Koriki Jojima

EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER Makiko Tanaka

EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER

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HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTER Wakio Mitsui

HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTER

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ENVIRONMENT MINISTER Hiroyuki Nagahama

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER

Hiroyuki Nagahama

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN Tadamasa Kodaira

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN

Tadamasa Kodaira

STATE MINISTER, FINANCIAL ISSUES Ikko Nakatsuka

STATE MINISTER, FINANCIAL ISSUES

Ikko Nakatsuka

STATE MINISTER, NATIONAL POLICY Seiji Maehara

STATE MINISTER, NATIONAL POLICY

Seiji Maehara

STATE MINISTER, POSTAL ISSUES AND DISASTER PREVENTION Mikio Shimoji

STATE MINISTER, POSTAL ISSUES AND DISASTER PREVENTION

Mikio Shimoji

JUSTICE MINISTER Makoto Taki

JUSTICE MINISTER

Makoto Taki

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