|Minister of Defence|
16 September 2009 – 2 September 2011
|Prime Minister||Yukio Hatoyama
|Preceded by||Yasukazu Hamada|
|Succeeded by||Yasuo Ichikawa|
6 March 1938 |
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Waseda University|
Toshimi Kitazawa (北澤 俊美 Kitazawa Toshimi , born March 6, 1938) is a previous Japanese defence minister. He is a politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Nagano, Nagano and graduate of Waseda University, he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1992 after serving in the assembly of Nagano Prefecture for five terms. He had joined the Democratic Party of Japan in 1998. On the 16th of September, 2009; Kitazawa was appointed as the Minister of Defence by Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. He was re-appointed by Prime Minister Naoto Kan in the cabinet shift, and was the Minister of Defence until September 2, 2011.
Media related to Toshimi Kitazawa at Wikimedia Commons
- Official website in Japanese.
|House of Councillors of Japan|
|Councillor for Nagano
Served alongside: Kiyoshi Imai, Masatoshi Wakabayashi, Kenta Wakabayashi
|Minister of Defence
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