|Minister of Finance|
2 September 2011 – 1 October 2012
|Prime Minister||Yoshihiko Noda|
|Preceded by||Yoshihiko Noda|
|Succeeded by||Koriki Jojima|
17 January 1962 |
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Waseda University|
Jun Azumi (安住 淳 Azumi Jun?, born 17 January 1962) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). He became deputy secretary-general of the DPJ on 24 September 2012.
Early life and education
Azumi worked at the public broadcaster NHK from 1985 to 1993. He ran for the House of Representatives for the first time in 1993 as an independent (Japan New Party and New Party Harbinger endorsement) in the three-member Miyagi 2nd district, but lost as two Liberal Democrats and one Socialist carried the district for the established parties. He later joined New Party Harbinger and participated in the foundation of the DPJ in 1996. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time as a Democratic candidate in the 1996 election in the new single-member Miyagi 5th district.
On 24 September 2012, Azumi declared that he will leave his post as minister to take a key role in the DPJ as top deputy secretary-general after the elections that will be at the end of 2012 or in 2013. In the 1 October 2012 cabinet reshuffle, he was succeeded as Minister of Finance by Koriki Jojima.
Azumi is married and has two children.
- Daily Yomiuri Hosono named DPJ policy chief / Azumi, Yamanoi get key posts in bid to maintain pact with opposition 25 September 2012
- "Jun Azumi". Prime Ministry of Japan. Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- Japan Times, "Cabinet Profiles: Noda Cabinet", 3 September 2011, p. 3.
- Nakamichi, Takashi (24 September 2012). "Azumi to Step Down as Japan Finance Minister". The Wall Street Journal (Tokyo). Retrieved 24 September 2012.
- BBC News Japan PM Yoshihiko Noda names new ministers 1 October 2012
|House of Representatives of Japan|
|New district||Member of the House of Representatives
for Miyagi 5th district (single-member)
|Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Security
|Senior Vice Minister of Defence
|Minister of Finance
|Party political offices|
|Chairperson of the Diet Affairs Council of the Democratic Party
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