|Vice Speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan|
16 September 2009 – 16 November 2012
|Preceded by||Takahiro Yokomichi|
|Succeeded by||Hirotaka Akamatsu|
|Minister of Defense|
8 August 1995 – 11 January 1996
|Prime Minister||Tomiichi Murayama|
|Preceded by||Tokuichiro Tamazawa|
|Succeeded by||Hideo Usui|
|Mayor of Kusu Town|
|Born||29 April 1941|
Kusu, Ōita, Japan
|Alma mater||Waseda University|
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.
- Armenia: Medal of Honour by the National Assembly of the Republic of Armenia.
- Netherlands: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau (29 October 2014)
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