Toshimi Kitazawa

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Toshimi Kitazawa
北澤 俊美
Toshimi Kitazawa Oct. 21, 2009.jpg
Minister of Defence
In office
16 September 2009 – 2 September 2011
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama
Naoto Kan
Preceded by Yasukazu Hamada
Succeeded by Yasuo Ichikawa
Personal details
Born (1938-03-06) 6 March 1938 (age 78)
Nagano, Japan
Political party Democratic Party
Alma mater Waseda University

Toshimi Kitazawa (北澤 俊美 Kitazawa Toshimi?, born March 6, 1938) is a previous Japanese defence minister. He is a politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Nagano, Nagano and graduate of Waseda University, he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1992 after serving in the assembly of Nagano Prefecture for five terms. He had joined the Democratic Party of Japan in 1998. On the 16th of September, 2009; Kitazawa was appointed as the Minister of Defence by Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. He was re-appointed by Prime Minister Naoto Kan in the cabinet shift, and was the Minister of Defence until September 2, 2011.


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House of Councillors
Preceded by
Ippei Koyama
Kazuto Mukaiyama
Councillor for Nagano
Served alongside: Kiyoshi Imai, Masatoshi Wakabayashi, Kenta Wakabayashi
Political offices
Preceded by
Yasukazu Hamada
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Yasuo Ichikawa