Toshio Ogawa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Toshio Ogawa
小川 敏夫
Minister of Justice
In office
13 January 2012 – 4 June 2012
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda
Preceded by Hideo Hiraoka
Succeeded by Makoto Taki
Personal details
Born (1948-03-18) 18 March 1948 (age 66)
Tokyo, Japan
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Rikkyo University

Toshio Ogawa (小川 敏夫 Ogawa Toshio?, born March 18, 1948) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature) and the Minister of Justice since January 2012. A native of Nerima, Tokyo and graduate of Rikkyo University, he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1998 after working as a prosecutor.

Political career[edit]

In 1996, he ran for a lower house election with a support from the Democratic Party of Japan, but failed. In 1998, he ran for an upper house election, and was elected. In 2004, he again got elected in an upper house election. In 2012 he was appointed justice minister.[1]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

House of Councillors of Japan
Preceded by
Toshiko Hamayotsu
Kōichirō Ueda
Kensaku Morita
Kiyoko Ono
Councillor from Tokyo
1998–present
Served alongside: Toshiko Hamayotsu, Miyo Inoue, Atsuo Nakamura, Masaharu Nakagawa, Renhō Murata, Yūji Sawa
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Kōichi Katō
Senior Vice Minister of Justice
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Makoto Taki
Preceded by
Hideo Hiraoka
Minister of Justice
2012