|Minister of Foreign Affairs|
July 1974 – December 1974
|Prime Minister||Kakuei Tanaka|
|Preceded by||Masayoshi Ohira|
|Succeeded by||Kiichi Miyazawa|
|Head of the Economic Planning Agency|
July 1971 – July 1972
|Prime Minister||Eisaku Satō|
|Preceded by||Ichiro Sato|
|Succeeded by||Kiichi Arita|
|Chief Cabinet Secretary|
July 1967 – November 1968
|Prime Minister||Eisaku Satō|
|Preceded by||Kenji Fukunaga|
|Succeeded by||Shigeru Hori|
|Died||1 December 1983
|Political party||Liberal Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Tokyo Imperial University|
Toshio Kimura (1909 – 1 December 1983) was a Japanese politician who served as foreign minister for six months in 1974.
Kimura was elected to the House of Representatives for 12 times as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). In addition, he served as chief cabinet secretary in the cabinet of then prime minister Eisaku Sato. He was also chairman of the Parliamentarians' League for Japan-Palestine Friendship. He organized late Yasser Arafat's visit to Japan in 1981.
His other posts include director-general of the economic planning agency and deputy chief cabinet secretary. In 1971, Kimura served as acting foreign minister. He was appointed foreign minister by then prime minister Kakuei Tanaka in mid-July 1974, replacing Masayoshi Ohira. Kimura was in office for six months in 1974. Kimura visited Africa in late October and early November 1974, which was a beginning of cooperation between African countries and Japan. He was the first senior Japanese government official to visit African countries. His Africa visit included Ghana, Nigeria, Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo), Tanzania, and Egypt. Then Kimura became head of the LDP's Asian-African Studies Group in 1977.
Kimura was married and had a daughter.
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|Chief Cabinet Secretary
|Head of the Economic Planning Agency
|Minister for Foreign Affairs