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Abe Cabinet (Formed December 26, 2012)

STATE MINISTER, ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS

Tomomi Inada

STATE MINISTER, ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS Tomomi Inada

Date of birth: Feb. 20, 1959

Party: LDP

Electoral district: Lower House; Fukui No. 1 (third term)

Inada is a well-known nationalist who made headlines as part of an LDP group that attempted to inspect South Korea's Ulleungdo Island in August 2011. This is her first ministerial post.

She is opposed to granting suffrage to long-term foreign residents and has repeatedly visited the war-related Yasukuni Shrine. She also opposes married couples retaining their surnames.

In the Diet, she has been a member of Lower House judicial, internal affairs and financial affairs committees.

She was also vice secretary general of the LDP.

Born in Fukui Prefecture in 1959, Inada graduated from Waseda University in 1981 and passed the bar exam the next year.

Her hobby is Sado (tea ceremony) and she respects Saigo Takamori, one of the politicians behind the Meiji Restoration.


 

PRIME MINISTER Shinzo Abe

PRIME MINISTER

Shinzo Abe

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER; FINANCE MINISTER Taro Aso

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER; FINANCE MINISTER

Taro Aso

INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER Yoshitaka Shindo

INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER

Yoshitaka Shindo

JUSTICE MINISTER Sadakazu Tanigaki

JUSTICE MINISTER

Sadakazu Tanigaki

FOREIGN MINISTER Fumio Kishida

FOREIGN MINISTER

Fumio Kishida

EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER Hakubun Shimomura

EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER

Hakubun Shimomura

HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTER Norihisa Tamura

HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTER

Norihisa Tamura

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES MINISTER Yoshimasa Hayashi

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES MINISTER

Yoshimasa Hayashi

ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER Toshimitsu Motegi

ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER

Toshimitsu Motegi

LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM MINISTER Akihiro Ota

LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM MINISTER

Akihiro Ota

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER; STATE MINISTER, NUCLEAR ACCIDENT PREVENTION Nobuteru Ishihara

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER; STATE MINISTER, NUCLEAR ACCIDENT PREVENTION

Nobuteru Ishihara

DEFENSE MINISTER Itsunori Onodera

DEFENSE MINISTER

Itsunori Onodera

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY Yoshihide Suga

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY

Yoshihide Suga

POSTDISASTER RECONSTRUCTION MINISTER Takumi Nemoto

POSTDISASTER RECONSTRUCTION MINISTER

Takumi Nemoto

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN Keiji Furuya

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN

Keiji Furuya

STATE MINISTER, OKINAWA AND AFFAIRS RELATED TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORIES Ichita Yamamoto

STATE MINISTER, OKINAWA AND AFFAIRS RELATED TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORIES

Ichita Yamamoto

STATE MINISTER, DECLINING BIRTHRATE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS Masako Mori

STATE MINISTER, DECLINING BIRTHRATE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Masako Mori

STATE MINISTER, ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION Akira Amari

STATE MINISTER, ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION

Akira Amari

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