Naoki Tanaka

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Naoki Tanaka
田中 直紀
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Minister of Defence
In office
13 January 2012 – 4 June 2012
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda
Preceded by Yasuo Ichikawa
Succeeded by Satoshi Morimoto
Personal details
Born (1940-06-19) 19 June 1940 (age 74)
Kanazawa, Japan
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Makiko Tanaka
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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Yasuo Ichikawa
Minister of Defence
2012
Succeeded by
Satoshi Morimoto