Nakashōji Ren

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Nakashōji Ren
仲小路廉
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Born (1865-01-17)January 17, 1865
Died January 15, 1924(1924-01-15) (aged 58)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation politician, cabinet minister
In this Japanese name, the family name is Nakashōji .

Nakashōji Ren (仲小路廉?, 23 August 1865 – 17 January 1924) was a politician and cabinet minister in the pre-war Empire of Japan.

Nakashōji was a graduate of the Osaka Prefectural Kitano High School. After graduating from the Kaisei Academy, he worked for a period as court-appointed attorney in the lower court system, and subsequently as a legal councilor in the Court of Appeals and assessor in the Administrative Court system. Afterwards, he entered the central government bureaucracy, and served in various capacities within the Ministry of Communications and Home Ministry. He was selected as Minister of Agriculture and Commerce under the 3rd Katsura administration from 1912 to 1913, and again to the same portfolio under the Terauchi administration from 1916 to 1918. He was later appointed to a seat in the Upper House of the Diet of Japan, and served on the Privy Council.

Political offices
Preceded by
Makino Nobuaki
Minister of Agriculture & Commerce
December 1912 – February 1913
Succeeded by
Yamamoto Tatsuo
Preceded by
Kōno Hironaka
Minister of Agriculture & Commerce
October 1916 – September 1918
Succeeded by
Yamamoto Tatsuo