Takeshi Maeda (politician)

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Takeshi Maeda (前田 武志 Maeda Takeshi?, born October 22, 1937) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Yoshino District, Nara, he graduated from Kyoto University and received a master's degree from it. After serving in the House of Representatives for four terms, he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 2004. In September 2011 he was appointed as Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in the cabinet of newly appointed prime minister Yoshihiko Noda.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Japan Times, "Cabinet Profiles: Noda Cabinet", 3 September 2011, p. 3.
  2. ^ Aoki, Mizuho, "Maeda eyes Eco-point plan to revive Tohoku", Japan Times, 13 September 2011, p. 3.

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