|Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy|
December 26, 2012
|Prime Minister||Shinzō Abe|
|Preceded by||Seiji Maehara|
August 27, 1949 |
Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
|Political party||Liberal Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Keio University|
Akira Amari (甘利 明 Amari Akira?, born August 27, 1949) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party and a member of the lower house. He was the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry from 2006 to 2008. He also served as Minister of State in charge of Administrative Reform in the Cabinet of former Prime Minister Tarō Asō.
In the Cabinet of Prime Minister Taro Aso, appointed on 24 September 2008, Amari was appointed as Minister of State in charge of Administrative Reform.
On December 26, 2012, Amari was appointed to the newly created cabinet-level position of Minister of State for Economic Revitalization in the second Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Amari's responsibilities within the Abe government also include tax and social security reform. Like Abe and most members of the Cabinet, he is affiliated to the openly revisionist organization Nippon Kaigi.
He graduated from a Prefecture senior high school in Atsugi. In 1972, he graduated from the Keio University law school.
- 1974: He left his job to run independent for the Kanagawa LDP office. He lost and went to work for his father.
- 1983: Connected to the New Liberal Club, he won a seat in the 1983 general election.
- 1989: Inaugurated as Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
- "６閣僚に「９条守れ」天理教平和の会、信者に要請". 9 April 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
- "Aso elected premier / Announces Cabinet lineup himself; poll likely on Nov. 2", The Yomiuri Shimbun, 25 September 2008.
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- "Abe’s reshuffle promotes right-wingers" - Korea Joongang Daily - 2014/09/05
- (Japanese) Amari Akira official website
|Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
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Position abolished until 2012 with appointment of Tomomi Inada
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