Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications

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The Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications (総務大臣 Sōmu Daijin?)[1][2] is the member of the Cabinet of Japan in charge of the Internal Affairs and Communications. The post has been held by Shinji Tarutoko since 1 October 2012.

Ministers for Internal Affairs and Communications[edit]

# Image Name Took office Left office Cabinet
21st century
1 Toranosuke Katayama January 6, 2001 September 22, 2003 Yoshirō Mori
Junichiro Koizumi
2 Taro Aso in World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos (cropped).jpg Taro Aso September 22, 2003 October 31, 2005 Junichiro Koizumi
3 Heizo Takenaka in 2006.jpg Heizō Takenaka October 31, 2005 September 26, 2006 Junichiro Koizumi
4 Yoshihide Suga September 26, 2006 August 27, 2007 Shinzō Abe
5 Masuda Hiroya 1-1.jpg Hiroya Masuda August 27, 2007 September 24, 2008 Shinzō Abe
Yasuo Fukuda
6 Hatoyama Kunio 1-2.jpg Kunio Hatoyama September 24, 2008 June 12, 2009 Taro Aso
7 Tsutomu Sato June 12, 2009 September 16, 2009 Taro Aso
8 Kazuhiro Haraguchi.jpg Kazuhiro Haraguchi September 16, 2009 September 17, 2010 Yukio Hatoyama
Naoto Kan
9 Katayama Yoshihiro 1-4.jpg Yoshihiro Katayama September 17, 2010 September 2, 2011 Naoto Kan
10 Tatsuo Kawabata September 2, 2011 October 1, 2012 Yoshihiko Noda
11 Shinji Tarutoko October 1, 2012 December 26, 2013
12 Yoshitaka Shindō December 26, 2013 Incumbent Shinzō Abe
Reference: http://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_sosiki/annai/soshiki/rekidai.html

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minister, State Secretary, Vice-Minister", Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications | Minister, State Secretary, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
  2. ^ "List of Ministers", List of Ministers (The Cabinet) | Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet, Cabinet Secretariat, Cabinet Public Relations Office, December 26, 2012.