|Minister of Defence|
13 January 2012 – 4 June 2012
|Prime Minister||Yoshihiko Noda|
|Preceded by||Yasuo Ichikawa|
|Succeeded by||Satoshi Morimoto|
19 June 1940 |
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Keio University|
Naoki Tanaka (田中 直紀 Tanaka Naoki , born June 19, 1940 as Naoki Suzuki) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature), from Niigata Prefectural electorate. He is a native of Kanazawa, Ishikawa and graduate of Keio University. When he married Makiko Tanaka he changed his family name to hers. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1983. After losing his seat in 1996, he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1998.
- "政治家情報 〜田中 直紀〜". ザ･選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2007-11-14.
- Official website in Japanese.
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