Yoshitaka Murata

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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

Yoshitaka Murata (村田 吉隆 Murata Yoshitaka?, born July 30, 1944) is the Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission, the Minister of State for Disaster Management and the Minister of State for National Emergency Legislation in Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's Cabinet.

Born in the city of Shizuoka, Murata graduated from Faculty of Law, Kyoto University and joined the Ministry of Finance in 1968. In 1990, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time and, since September 2004 he has been on the present posts.

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