Seiken Sugiura

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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

Seiken Sugiura (杉浦 正健 Sugiura Seiken, born July 26, 1934) is a Japanese politician. He was named Minister of Justice[1] on October 31, 2005 and served in the cabinet of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Being a Buddhist, he imposed a moratorium on executions during his time as Justice Minister. He was defeated in the 2009 election by Yasuhiro Nakane a member of the Democratic Party of Japan.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan Housewives May Judge Killers as Lawyers Condemn Hangings". Bloomberg. 23 August 2007. Retrieved 9 January 2011. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Chieko Nohno
Minister of Justice of Japan
2005-2006
Succeeded by
Jinen Nagase