at the Science Museum, Tokyo on June 3, 2011
|Minister of Justice|
13 January 2012 – 4 June 2012
|Prime Minister||Yoshihiko Noda|
|Preceded by||Hideo Hiraoka|
|Succeeded by||Makoto Taki|
18 March 1948 |
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Rikkyo University|
Toshio Ogawa (小川 敏夫 Ogawa Toshio, born March 18, 1948) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature) and the Minister of Justice since January 2012. A native of Nerima, Tokyo and graduate of Rikkyo University, he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1998 after working as a prosecutor.
In 1996, he ran for a lower house election with a support from the Democratic Party of Japan, but failed. In 1998, he ran for an upper house election, and was elected. In 2004, he again got elected in an upper house election. In 2012 he was appointed justice minister.
- Matsutani, Minoru, "Justice minister feels signing off on hangings just part of job description", Japan Times, 1 February 2012, p. 3.
- (in Japanese) Official website
|House of Councillors|
|Councillor from Tokyo
Served alongside: Toshiko Hamayotsu, Miyo Inoue, Atsuo Nakamura, Masaharu Nakagawa, Renhō Murata, Yūji Sawa
|Senior Vice Minister of Justice
|Minister of Justice
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