Seishirō Etō

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Seishirō Etō
衛藤 征士郎
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Vice Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan
In office
16 September 2009 – 16 November 2012
SpeakerTakahiro Yokomichi
Preceded byTakahiro Yokomichi
Succeeded byHirotaka Akamatsu
Minister of Defense
In office
8 August 1995 – 11 January 1996
Prime MinisterTomiichi Murayama
Preceded byTokuichiro Tamazawa
Succeeded byHideo Usui
Mayor of Kusu Town
In office
Personal details
Born (1941-04-29) 29 April 1941 (age 77)
Kusu, Ōita, Japan
Alma materWaseda University

Seishirō Etō (衛藤 征士郎, Etō Seishirō, born April 29, 1941) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).


With Keiji Furuya (at the Presidential Office Building on 20 May 2016)

A native of Kusu District, Ōita, he attended Waseda University as both undergraduate and graduate. He was elected: in 1971 as the Mayor of the town of Kusu, Ōita, elected in 1977 to the House of Councilors and elected in 1983 to the House of Representatives for his inaugural term; Eto has been returned to office eight times for the 2nd District for Oita Prefecture. In 1995, he was the Minister of State for Defense and in 2001, he was Senior Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs. In 2002, he was elected as a head of the LDP's Oita Prefecture chapter and in 2009, he was elected as Vice-Speaker for the House of Representatives.

Etō was a leader in the movement to make Mountain Day a national holiday.[1]



  1. ^ Warnock, Eleanor; Eric Pfanner (2014-05-22). "Lawmaker Discusses Significance of Mountain Day - Japan Real Time". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2014-05-25.
  2. ^ Meetings of the Delegation Led by Eduard Sharmazanov in Japan
  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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