Jun Azumi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the politician. For the voice actor, see Jun Azumi (voice actor).
Jun Azumi
安住 淳
Minister Azumi.jpg
Minister of Finance
In office
2 September 2011 – 1 October 2012
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda
Preceded by Yoshihiko Noda
Succeeded by Koriki Jojima
Personal details
Born (1962-01-17) 17 January 1962 (age 55)
Oshika, Japan
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Waseda University
Website Official website

Jun Azumi (安住 淳 Azumi Jun?, born 17 January 1962) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). He became deputy secretary-general of the DPJ on 24 September 2012.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Born on 17 January 1962 in Miyagi Prefecture,[2] Azumi is a native of Oshika District in Miyagi Prefecture and graduate of Waseda University.


Azumi worked at the public broadcaster NHK from 1985 to 1993. He ran for the House of Representatives for the first time in 1993 as an independent (Japan New Party and New Party Harbinger endorsement) in the three-member Miyagi 2nd district, but lost as two Liberal Democrats and one Socialist carried the district for the established parties. He later joined New Party Harbinger and participated in the foundation of the DPJ in 1996. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time as a Democratic candidate in the 1996 election in the new single-member Miyagi 5th district.

In government[edit]

In September 2011 he was appointed as Finance Minister in the cabinet of newly appointed prime minister Yoshihiko Noda.[3]

On 24 September 2012, Azumi declared that he will leave his post as minister to take a key role in the DPJ as top deputy secretary-general after the elections that will be at the end of 2012 or in 2013.[4] In the 1 October 2012 cabinet reshuffle, he was succeeded as Minister of Finance by Koriki Jojima.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Azumi is married and has two children.[2]


  1. ^ Daily Yomiuri Hosono named DPJ policy chief / Azumi, Yamanoi get key posts in bid to maintain pact with opposition 25 September 2012
  2. ^ a b "Jun Azumi". Prime Ministry of Japan. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Japan Times, "Cabinet Profiles: Noda Cabinet", 3 September 2011, p. 3.
  4. ^ Nakamichi, Takashi (24 September 2012). "Azumi to Step Down as Japan Finance Minister". The Wall Street Journal. Tokyo. Retrieved 24 September 2012. 
  5. ^ BBC News Japan PM Yoshihiko Noda names new ministers 1 October 2012
House of Representatives of Japan
New district Member of the House of Representatives
for Miyagi 5th district (single-member)

Preceded by
Hiroshi Imazu
Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Security
Succeeded by
Ken Okuda
Political offices
Preceded by
Kazuya Shinba
Senior Vice Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Katsuya Ogawa
Preceded by
Yoshihiko Noda
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Koriki Jojima
Party political offices
Preceded by
Yoshio Hachiro
Chairperson of the Diet Affairs Council of the Democratic Party
Succeeded by
Hirofumi Hirano