Midori Matsushima

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Midori Matsushima
松島 みどり
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Minister of Justice
In office
3 September 2014 – 20 October 2014
Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Preceded by Sadakazu Tanigaki
Succeeded by Yōko Kamikawa
Personal details
Born 馬場 みどり (Baba Midori)
(1956-07-15) 15 July 1956 (age 61)
Toyonaka, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater University of Tokyo

Midori Matsushima (松島 みどり, Matsushima Midori, born 1956) is a Japanese politician. Her official name is Midori Baba (馬場 みどり, Baba Midori).


She is a politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Hyogo Prefecture and graduate of the University of Tokyo, she worked at the national newspaper Asahi Shimbun from 1980 to 1995. She was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2000 after an unsuccessful run in 1996.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Sadakazu Tanigaki
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Yōko Kamikawa