Tatsuo Kawabata

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Tatsuo Kawabata
川端 達夫
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June 6, 2012
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications
In office
2 September 2011 – 1 October 2012
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda
Preceded by Yoshihiro Katayama
Succeeded by Shinji Tarutoko
Personal details
Born (1945-01-24) 24 January 1945 (age 70)
Ōmihachiman, Japan
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Kyoto University

Tatsuo Kawabata (川端 達夫 Kawabata Tatsuo?, born January 24, 1945) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Ōmihachiman, Shiga, he attended Kyoto University and received a master's degree from it. He was elected for the first time in 1986. His elder brother is former mayor of Omihachiman Gohei Kawabata. In September 2011 he was appointed as Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications in the cabinet of newly appointed prime minister Yoshihiko Noda.[1] He was relieved from the post on 1 October 2012.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Japan Times, "Cabinet Profiles: Noda Cabinet", 3 September 2011, p. 3.

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House of Representatives of Japan
Preceded by
Sōsuke Uno
Ganri Yamashita
Kōichi Noguchi
Hiroyoshi Sezaki
Hachirō Nishida
Member of the House of Representatives
from the Shiga At-large district

1986–1996
Served alongside: Masayoshi Takemura, Ganri Yamashita, Sōsuke Uno, Tsutomu Yamamoto
Constituency abolished
New constituency Member of the House of Representatives
from Shiga 1st district (single-member)

1996–2005
Succeeded by
Kenichiro Ueno
Preceded by
29-member block
Member of the House of Representatives
from the Kinki proportional block

2005–2009
Succeeded by
29-member block
Preceded by
Kenichiro Ueno
Member of the House of Representatives
from Shiga 1st district (single-member)

2009–2012
Succeeded by
Toshitaka Ōoka
Preceded by
29-member block
(vacancy created by Taizō Mikazuki, DPJ list)
Member of the House of Representatives
from the Kinki proportional block

2014–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
Ryū Shionoya
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2009–2010
Succeeded by
Yoshiaki Takaki
Preceded by
Naoto Kan
Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy
2010
Succeeded by
Banri Kaieda
Preceded by
Yoshihiro Katayama
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Shinji Tarutoko