|Minister of Health and Welfare|
30 July 1998 – 14 January 1999
|Prime Minister||Keizō Obuchi|
|Preceded by||Junichirō Koizumi|
|Succeeded by||Yuya Niwa|
|Head of the Environmental Agency|
14 August 1994 – 8 August 1995
|Prime Minister||Tomiichi Murayama|
|Preceded by||Shin Sakurai|
|Succeeded by||Tadamori Oshima|
|Director-General of the Japan Defense Agency|
5 November 1991 – 12 December 1992
|Prime Minister||Kiichi Miyazawa|
|Preceded by||Yukihiko Ikeda|
|Succeeded by||Toshio Nakayama|
|Born||10 November 1927|
Ina, Nagano, Empire of Japan
|Died||7 October 2013 (aged 85)|
|Political party||Liberal Democratic Party|
Sohei Miyashita (宮下 創平 Miyashita Sohei, 10 November 1927 – 7 October 2013) was a Japanese politician. He held different cabinet posts.
Miyashita was born in 1927. He worked at the Ministry of Finance as a budget examiner. He was a member of the Liberal Democratic Party and served in the House of Representatives for seven terms. He was appointed Director General of the Japan Defense Agency on 5 November 1991, replacing Yukihiko Ikeda in the post. Miyashita served in the post until 12 December 1992 when Toshio Nakayama succeeded him in the post.
He was appointed Head of the Environmental Agency in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama on 14 August 1994. Miyashita succeeded Shin Sakurai in the post when the latter resigned from office due to his statements about the role of Japan in World War II. In August 1998, Miyashita was appointed minister of health and welfare in the cabinet headed by Prime Minister Keizō Obuchi. Then Miyashita was made chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party's tax panel.
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|House of Representatives of Japan|
| Chair, House of Representatives Audit Committee
| Head of the Japan Defense Agency
| Head of the Environmental Agency
| Minister of Health and Welfare