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 Taro Aso.
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.
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.
- (Japanese) Amari Akira official website
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