Kazuo Kitagawa

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Third Realigned Koizumi Cabinet
(2005-10-31)
Secretary Shinzo Abe
Internal Affairs Heizō Takenaka
Justice Seiken Sugiura
Foreign Affairs Taro Aso
Finance Sadakazu Tanigaki
Education Kenji Kosaka
Health Jirō Kawasaki
Agriculture Shoichi Nakagawa
Economy Toshihiro Nikai
Land Kazuo Kitagawa
Environment Yuriko Koike
Defense Fukushiro Nukaga
Ministers of State Tetsuo Kutsukake, Kaoru Yosano, Koki Chuma, Iwao Matsuda, Kuniko Inoguchi

Kazuo Kitagawa (北側 一雄 Kitagawa Kazuo?, born March 2, 1953) was the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the Japanese Cabinet of Junichiro Koizumi.

Born in Ikuno-ku, Osaka, Kitagawa graduated from Faculty of Law, Soka University and became a lawyer. In 1990, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time and since 2004 has been Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport. Member of New Komeito.

He was the general secretary of New Komeito when the party suffered a major defeat in the Japanese general election, 2009. New Komeito lost ten seats, including Kitagawa's and that of party leader Akihiro Ota. On 8 September 2009 Yoshihisa Inoue replaced Kitagawa as general secretary of New Komeito.[1]

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  1. ^ The Japan Times Ailing New Komeito taps policy chief as new boss September 8 2009 Retrieved on August 8 2012

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nobuteru Ishihara
Minister of Land,Infrastructure,Transport of Japan
2004-2006
Succeeded by
Tetsuzo Fuyushiba
Party political offices
Preceded by
Tetsuzo Fuyushiba
General Secretary of Kōmeitō
2006–2009
Succeeded by
Yoshihisa Inoue