Jinen Nagase

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Jin'en Nagase
長勢 甚遠
Minister of Justice of Japan
In office
September 26, 2006 – August 27, 2007
Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Preceded by Seiken Sugiura
Succeeded by Kunio Hatoyama
Personal details
Born (1943-10-03) October 3, 1943 (age 71)
Toyama, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Tokyo
Religion Tenrikyo

Jinen Nagase (長勢 甚遠 Nagase Jin'en?, b. October 3, 1943) is a Japanese politician who formerly served as Minister of Justice in the cabinet of Shinzō Abe.

He was born in Toyama and obtained his LL.B. from the University of Tokyo. After graduation, he worked in the Ministry of Labour. He resigned from this position in 1988 and was elected to the Diet of Japan in 1990.

He served as Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Health, Labour and Welfare under Tomiichi Murayama, as deputy director of the Liberal Democratic Party, as Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Labour Relations under Keizō Obuchi and Yoshirō Mori, as Vice-Minister of Justice in the second Mori cabinet and as Assistant Cabinet Secretary under Jun'ichirō Koizumi. He strongly argues for equal rights for homosexuals in Parliament.

He was appointed Minister of Justice on September 26, 2006.[1]

His religion is Tenrikyo.[2]


Political offices
Preceded by
Seiken Sugiura
Minister of Justice of Japan
Succeeded by
Kunio Hatoyama