Noda Utarō

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Noda Utarō
野田 卯太郎
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Noda Utarō
Born (1853-12-21)December 21, 1853
Died February 23, 1927(1927-02-23) (aged 73)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation politician, cabinet minister
In this Japanese name, the family name is " Noda ".

Noda Utarō (野田 卯太郎?, 21 December 1853 – 23 February 1927) was an entrepreneur, politician and cabinet minister in the pre-war Empire of Japan.

Noda was a native of Takata, Fukuoka (currently part of the city of Miyama, Fukuoka Prefecture). In his youth, he worked in the Miike Coal Mines, following which he obtained a position at the Miike Bank, both owned by the Mitsui zaibatsu. He became active in politics, supporting the Freedom and People's Rights Movement, serving in the Fukuoka Prefectural Assembly. He was elected to the Lower House of the Diet of Japan in the March 1898 General Election, and was subsequently re-elected a total of nine times. Noda served as Minister of Communications from 1918-1922 under the Hara and Takahashi administrations. He subsequently served as Minister of Commerce and Industry under the Katō Tomosaburō administration in 1925. In June 1924, he was also Vice-Chairman of the Rikken Seiyūkai political party.

Noda was also a poet, noted for the nationalistic themes in his works, and was a close correspondent with Tōyama Mitsuru and Nakano Seigō, with whom he cooperated in the creation of the Kokushikan University in 1917.

References[edit]

  • Roberts, John G (2008). Mitsui: three centuries of Japanese business. University of California Press. ISBN 0-8348-0080-2. 
  • Storry, Richard (1957). The double patriots: a study of Japanese nationalism. Greenwood Press. ISBN 0-8371-6643-8. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Takahashi Korekiyo
Minister of Commerce and Industry
Apr 1925 – Aug 1925
Succeeded by
Kataoka Naoharu
Preceded by
Den Kenjirō
Minister of Communications
Sept 1918 – June 1922
Succeeded by
Maeda Toshisada