Seiichi Eto


Seiichi Eto (衛藤 晟一, Etō Seiichi, born October 1, 1947) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Ōita, Ōita and graduate of Oita University, he had served in the city assembly of Ōita for two terms since 1973 and the assembly of Ōita Prefecture for two terms since 1979. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1990 after an unsuccessful run in 1986. In 2000 he lost the seat but was re-elected three years later. He, however, lost the seat again in 2005. In 2007 he ran for the House of Councillors and was elected.

Seiichi Eto
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Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs
Assumed office
September 11, 2019 (2019-09-11)
Preceded byMitsuhiro Miyakoshi
Member of House of Councillors
Assumed office
July 30, 2007 (2007-07-30)
Personal details
Born (1947-10-01) October 1, 1947 (age 74)
Oita, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
Alma materOita University

In 2019 Eto entered the 4th Abe cabinet as the Minister of state for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs.

Eto is affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi.[1]


  1. ^ "Nationalist ‘Japan Conference’ building its clout" - Korea JoongAng Daily - May 3, 2013
  • 政治家情報 〜衛藤 晟一〜. / ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2007-10-25.

External linksEdit

  • Official website in Japanese.