Masayuki Fujio

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Masayuki Fujio
藤尾 正行
Minister of Education
In office
22 July 1986 – 9 September 1986
Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone
Preceded by Toshiki Kaifu
Succeeded by Masajuro Shiokawa
Minister of Labour
In office
17 July 1980 – 30 November 1981
Prime Minister Zenkō Suzuki
Preceded by Takao Fujinami
Succeeded by Takiichiro Hatsumura
Personal details
Born (1917-01-01)January 1, 1917
Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Died October 22, 2006(2006-10-22) (aged 89)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma mater Meiji University

Masayuki Fujio (藤尾 正行 Fujio Masayuki, January 1, 1917 – October 22, 2006) was the Japanese Minister of Education, under the government of Yasuhiro Nakasone until 1986.

He was fired by Nakasone after his interview for Bungei Shunju, in which he made several controversial statements regarding Japan's role in World War II. In the interview, he claimed that "killing people in war is not murder in terms of international law" and that the Tokyo War Trial "cannot be considered correct." He also equated Japanese visiting Yasukuni Shrine to Chinese visiting Confucian temples, and claimed that the Nanking Massacre is a fabrication.

He was promptly fired by Nakasone, as he had then still refused to apologize and withdraw his statements.

Political offices
Preceded by
Takao Fujinami
Minister of Labour
1980–1981
Succeeded by
Takiichiro Hatsumura
Preceded by
Toshiki Kaifu
Minister of Education
1986
Succeeded by
Masajuro Shiokawa
Assembly seats
Preceded by
Jitsuzo Tokuyasu
Chair, Cabinet Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives of Japan
1975–1976
Succeeded by
Yoshimasa Sakamura
Preceded by
Jujiro Tosaka
Chair, Education Committee of the House of Representatives of Japan
1976–1978
Succeeded by
Shigeru Suganami
Party political offices
Preceded by
Rokusuke Tanaka
Chairman of the Policy Research Council, Liberal Democratic Party
1983–1986
Succeeded by
Masayoshi Ito