Masahiko Yamada

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Masahiko Yamada
山田 正彦
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Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
In office
2009–2010
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama
Naoto Kan
Preceded by Motohiko Kondō
Noritoshi Ishida
Succeeded by Akira Gunji
Takashi Shinohara
Personal details
Born (1942-04-08) April 8, 1942 (age 75)
Fukue, Nagasaki, Japan
Alma mater Waseda University
Religion Roman Catholicism

Masahiko Yamada (山田 正彦?, Yamada Masahiko, born April 8, 1942) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Fukue, Nagasaki, a Roman Catholic, and graduate of Waseda University, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1993 after unsuccessful runs in 1979, 1986 and 1990. Before running for office, he worked as a rancher and a lawyer.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hirotaka Akamatsu
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
2010
Succeeded by
Michihiko Kano
Preceded by
Motohiko Kondō
Noritoshi Ishida
Senior Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
2009–2010
Served alongside: Akira Gunji
Succeeded by
Akira Gunji
Takashi Shinohara
House of Representatives of Japan
Preceded by
Yaichi Tanigawa
Representative for Nagasaki 3rd district
2009–
Incumbent
Preceded by
Representative for the Kyūshū PR block
2000–2009
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Isao Hayami
Genjirō Kaneko
Akira Mitsutake
Kazuo Torashima
Representative for Nagasaki 2nd district (multi-member)
1993–1996
Served alongside: Genjirō Kaneko, Kazuo Torashima, Izumi Yamazaki
District eliminated