Takeo Kawamura (politician)

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Takeo Kawamura (河村 建夫 Kawamura Takeo?, born November 10, 1942) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Hagi, Yamaguchi and graduate of Keio University, he worked at Seibu Oil from 1967 to 1976. After having served for four terms in the assembly of Yamaguchi Prefecture since 1976, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1990.

Kawamura served for a time as Minister of Education, Science and Technology. In the Cabinet of Prime Minister Taro Aso, appointed on 24 September 2008, Kawamura was appointed as Chief Cabinet Secretary.[1]


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House of Representatives of Japan
Preceded by
Multi-member constituency
Representative for Yamaguchi's 1st District (multi-member)
District eliminated
New creation Representative for Yamaguchi's 3rd District
1996 – present
Political offices
Preceded by
Nobutaka Machimura
Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan
Succeeded by
Hirofumi Hirano
Preceded by
Atsuko Tōyama
Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Japan
Succeeded by
Nariaki Nakayama