Tatsuo Kawabata

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Tatsuo Kawabata (川端 達夫, Kawabata Tatsuo, born January 24, 1945) is a Japanese politician from the Democratic Party, and a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature) from 1986 to 2017. A native of Ōmihachiman, Shiga, he attended Kyoto University and received a master's degree from it. His elder brother is former mayor of Omihachiman Gohei Kawabata. In September 2011 he was appointed as Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications in the cabinet of newly appointed prime minister Yoshihiko Noda.[1] He was relieved from the post on 1 October 2012. In September 2017, Kawabata announced that he would not run in the 2017 general election and would retire from politics.

Tatsuo Kawabata
川端 達夫
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June 6, 2012
Vice Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan
In office
24 December 2014 – 28 September 2017
Prime MinisterShinzo Abe
Preceded byHirotaka Akamatsu
Succeeded byHirotaka Akamatsu
Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
In office
2 September 2011 – 1 October 2012
Prime MinisterYoshihiko Noda
Preceded byYoshihiro Katayama
Succeeded byShinji Tarutoko
Personal details
Born (1945-01-24) 24 January 1945 (age 77)
Gamō, Shiga, Japan
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materKyoto University

LifeEdit

Born in Gamo-gun, Shiga prefecture (now Omihachiman city ). The birthplace ran a pharmacy . Graduated from Shiga Prefectural Hikone East High School, Kyoto University Faculty of Engineering. Joined Toray after completing a master's program at the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University. Besides being involved in development research, he also worked on the trade union movement.

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Japan Times, "Cabinet Profiles: Noda Cabinet", 3 September 2011, p. 3.
  • 政治家情報 〜川端 達夫〜. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2007-10-20. {{cite web}}: External link in |work= (help)

External linksEdit

  • Official website in Japanese.
House of Representatives of Japan
Preceded by
Sōsuke Uno
Ganri Yamashita
Kōichi Noguchi
Hiroyoshi Sezaki
Hachirō Nishida
Member of the House of Representatives
from the Shiga At-large district

1986–1996
Served alongside: Masayoshi Takemura, Ganri Yamashita, Sōsuke Uno, Tsutomu Yamamoto
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of the House of Representatives
from Shiga 1st district (single-member)

1996–2005
Succeeded by
Preceded by
29-member block
Member of the House of Representatives
from the Kinki proportional block

2005–2009
Succeeded by
29-member block
Preceded by Member of the House of Representatives
from Shiga 1st district (single-member)

2009–2012
Succeeded by
Toshitaka Ōoka
Preceded by
29-member block
(vacancy created by Taizō Mikazuki, DPJ list)
Member of the House of Representatives
from the Kinki proportional block

2014–2017
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy
2010
Succeeded by
Preceded by Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
2011–2012
Succeeded by