Yuya Niwa

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Yuya Niwa
Minister of Health and Welfare
In office
5 April 2000 – 4 July 2000
Prime Minister Yoshirō Mori
Preceded by Himself
Succeeded by Yūji Tsushima
In office
5 October 1999 – 5 April 2000
Prime Minister Keizō Obuchi
Preceded by Sohei Miyashita
Succeeded by Himself
In office
12 December 1992 – 9 August 1993
Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa
Preceded by Tokuo Yamashita
Succeeded by Keigo Ōuchi
Personal details
Born (1944-04-20) April 20, 1944 (age 73)
Niihari, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater Keio University

Yuya Niwa (丹羽 雄哉?, Niwa Yūya, born April 20, 1944) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), a former member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Niihari District, Ibaraki and graduate of Keio University he was elected for the first time in 1979 after working as a writer for Yomiuri Shimbun. Later, he served as the Minister of Health in 1992 and in 1999.

He was defeated by Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)-backed candidate Hiroko Ōizumi(former Lieutenant Governor of Yamaguchi Prefecture)in the Japanese general election, 2009.


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