Tomiko Okazaki

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Tomiko Okazaki
Born (1944-02-16)February 16, 1944
Fukushima, Japan
Died March 19, 2017(2017-03-19) (aged 73)
Occupation Politician

Tomiko Okazaki (岡崎 トミ子?, Okazaki Tomiko, born February 16, 1944 – March 19, 2017) was a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Fukushima, Fukushima and high school graduate, she worked at TV and radio stations. In 1990, she was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time as a member of the Japan Socialist Party. She lost her seat in 1996 but was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1997.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hiroshi Nakai
Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Kansei Nakano
Preceded by
Satoshi Arai
Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Renhō (Murata)
Preceded by
Kōichirō Genba
Minister of State for Social Affairs and Gender Equality
2010–2011
Succeeded by
Kaoru Yosano
House of Representatives of Japan
Preceded by
Hiroshi Mitsuzuka
Kazuo Aichi
...
Representative for Miyagi 1st district (multi-member)
1990–1996
Served alongside: Kazuo Aichi, Hiroshi Mitsuzuka, Kunio Chiba, Sōichirō Itō, ...
District eliminated
House of Councillors
Preceded by
Ichirō Ichikawa
Councillor for Miyagi
1997–present
Served alongside: Hiroaki Kameya, Jirō Aichi
Incumbent