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Abe Cabinet (Formed December 26, 2012)

JUSTICE MINISTER

Sadakazu Tanigaki

JUSTICE MINISTER Sadakazu Tanigaki

Date of birth: March 7, 1945

Party: LDP

Electoral district: Lower House; Kyoto No. 5 (11th term)

Tanigaki was LDP president from 2009 after the party's massive defeat in the Lower House election up until Shinzo Abe was elected party leader in the September presidential race.

Tanigaki became the second LDP president who did not serve as prime minister, after Yohei Kono.

He served as finance minister in Junichiro Koizumi's administration from 2003 to 2006, and as transport minister in Yasuo Fukuda's Cabinet in 2008.

Born and raised in Tokyo, Tanigaki graduated from the University of Tokyo's Faculty of Law in 1972 and joined the bar in 1979.

He was first elected to the Lower House in 1983 after his father, Senichi, a former education minister, died and he took over his constituency.

An avid bicyclist and mountain climber, Tanigaki spends much of his free time in the outdoors.


 

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

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

STATE MINISTER, ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS Tomomi Inada

STATE MINISTER, ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS

Tomomi Inada

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