Katsunobu Katō

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Katsunobu Katō
加藤 勝信
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Minister of Health, Labour, and Welfare
Assumed office
3 August 2017
Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Preceded by Yasuhisa Shiozaki
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
10 November 2003
Minister for the Abduction Issue
Minister of Building National Resilience
Assumed office
7 October 2015
Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Preceded by Eriko Yamatani
Minister in Charge of "Challenge Again" Initiative
Assumed office
7 October 2015
Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Preceded by Shunichi Yamaguchi
Minister of State for Measures for Declining Birthrate
Minister of State for Gender Equality
Minister in charge of Women's Empowerment
Assumed office
7 October 2015
Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Preceded by Haruko Arimura
Minister for Promoting Dynamic Engagement of All Citizens
Assumed office
7 October 2015
Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Personal details
Born (1955-11-22) 22 November 1955 (age 61)
Kurashiki, Okayama, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Tokyo
Occupation Politician
April 15, 2013

Katsunobu Kato (加藤 勝信, Katō Katsunobu, born November 22, 1955) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the National Diet (national legislature of Japan). A native of Kurashiki, Okayama and graduate of the University of Tokyo with the Bachelor of Economics degree, he worked at the Ministry of Finance from 1979 to 1995. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2003 after unsuccessful runs in 1998 and 2000.

His career also comprises the following positions:[1]

  • Parliamentary Secretary of Cabinet Office(Abe Cabinet)
  • Director, Health, Labor and Welfare Division of LDP
  • Director, Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare of Diet
  • Chairman, Committee on Organizations Involved with Health and Welfare of LDP
  • Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary

Katō is affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi.[2]

Honours[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LDP website - retrieved Nov 19, 2014
  2. ^ Nippon Kaigi website
  3. ^ Decoraties Staatsbezoeken Japan en Republiek Korea Archived 2014-11-04 at the Wayback Machine. - website of the Dutch Royal House

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