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Fumio Kishida
Fumio Kishida
(岸田 文雄, Kishida Fumio, born 29 July 1957) is a Japanese politician and the former Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Japan
from 2012 to 2017. He is a member of the House of Representatives and the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He served in Yasuo Fukuda's cabinet as minister of state for Okinawa and northern territories affairs, science and technology policy, quality-of-life policy, and regulatory reform.

Contents

1 Early life and education 2 Career

2.1 Political career 2.2 Ministerial career

3 Family 4 Honours 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Early life and education[edit] Kishida was born to a political family in Minami-ku, Hiroshima
Hiroshima
on 29 July 1957.[1][2] His father and grandfather were former politicians who were lower house members, and also, former prime minister Kiichi Miyazawa is a distant relative of his.[2] Kishida studied law at Waseda University
Waseda University
and graduated in 1982.[1] Career[edit] Political career[edit] After working at now-defunct Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan
Japan
and then as a secretary to a member of the House of Representatives, Kishida was elected for the first time in July 1993.[3] He served in the lower house seven times, representing the Hiroshima
Hiroshima
No: 1.and Cabinet Junichiro Koizumi
Junichiro Koizumi
2001[2] He was chairman of the LDP's Diet affairs committee until September 2012.[4] In the LDP, he is close to retired veteran LDP politician Makoto Koga.[2] Kishida assumed the control of Koga's faction in October 2012.[2] His most appointment in the LDP was chairman of the headquarters for Japan's economic revitalization.[4] Like Shinzō Abe
Shinzō Abe
and most members of his Cabinet, Kishida is affiliated to the openly revisionist organization Nippon Kaigi.[5] Ministerial career[edit]

Kishida with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson
Rex Tillerson
and South Korean Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se, February 2017

Kishida was the minister of Okinawa affairs from 2007 to 2008, firstly in the Abe Cabinet and later in the Fukuda cabinet.[4] He was appointed state minister in charge of consumer affairs and food safety in the cabinet of then prime minister Yasuo Fukuda
Yasuo Fukuda
in 2008.[2] Kishida was also state minister in charge of science and technology in the Fukuda cabinet.[4] Kishida was named foreign minister in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Shinzō Abe
on 26 December 2012.[3][6] Family[edit] Both Kishida's grandfather, Masaki Kishida, and his father, Fumitake Kishida, were members of the House of Representatives, and his cousin is Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
minister Yoichi Miyazawa.[7] Honours[edit]

 Netherlands: Knight Grand Cross of the Order of Orange-Nassau (29 October 2014)[8]

See also[edit]

List of foreign ministers in 2017 List of current foreign ministers

References[edit]

^ a b "Fumio Kishida". Kante'. Retrieved 27 December 2012.  ^ a b c d e f "Profiles". The Japan
Japan
Times. Retrieved 3 January 2013.  ^ a b "Profiles of key ministers in Abe's new Cabinet". The Asahi Shimbun. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2012.  ^ a b c d "Profile: Foreign Minister Kishida boasts background in Okinawa affairs". House of Japan. 27 December 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2013.  ^ "Abe's reshuffle promotes right-wingers" (Korea Joongang Daily - 2014/09/05) ^ "Abe elected premier, launches Cabinet". Daily Yomuiru Online. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2013.  ^ " Japan
Japan
minister support staff 'put sex club on expenses'". BBC. October 23, 2014. Retrieved October 24, 2014.  ^ Decoraties Staatsbezoeken Japan
Japan
en Republiek Korea Archived 4 November 2014 at the Wayback Machine. - website of the Dutch Royal House

External links[edit]

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Political offices

Preceded by Kōichirō Genba Minister of Foreign Affairs 2012–2017 Succeeded by Tarō Kōno

Preceded by Tomomi Inada Minister of Defense Acting 2017 Succeeded by Itsunori Onodera

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Foreign Ministers of Japan

Inoue Itō Ōkuma (1st) Aoki (1st) Enomoto Mutsu Saionji (1st) Ōkuma (2nd) Nishi Ōkuma (3rd) Aoki (2nd) Katō (1st) Sone Komura (1st) Katō (2nd) Saionji (2nd) T. Hayashi Terauchi (1st) Komura (2nd) Uchida (1st) Katsura Katō (3rd) Makino Katō (4th) Ōkuma (4th) Ishii Terauchi (2nd) Motono Gotō Uchida (2nd) Yamamoto Ijuin Matsui Shidehara (1st) G. Tanaka Shidehara (2nd) Inukai Yoshizawa Uchida (4th) Saitō Hiroda Arita S. Hayashi N. Satō Hirota Ugaki Arita N. Abe K. Nomura Arita Matsuoka Toyoda S. Tōgō (1st) Tōjō Tani Shigemitsu (1st) S. Tōgō (2nd) Shigemitsu (2nd) K. Suzuki Yoshida (1st) Ashida Yoshida (2nd) Shigemitsu (3rd) Kishi Fujiyama Kosaka Ōhira Shiina Miki Aichi Fukuda Ōhira Kimura Miyazawa Kosaka Hatoyama Sonoda Okita M. Ito Sonoda Sakurauchi S. Abe Kuranari Uno Mitsuzuka Nakayama Watanabe Mutō Hata Kakizawa Y. Kōno (1st) Ikeda Obuchi Kōmura (1st) Y. Kōno (2nd) M. Tanaka Koizumi Kawaguchi Machimura (1st) Asō Machimura (2nd) Kōmura (2nd) Nakasone Okada Maehara Matsumoto Genba Kishida T. Kōno

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Second Abe Cabinet
Second Abe Cabinet
(2012–2014)

Shinzō Abe
Shinzō Abe
(LDP) Tarō Asō
Tarō Asō
(LDP)

Yoshihide Suga
Yoshihide Suga
(LDP) Yoshitaka Shindō (LDP) Sadakazu Tanigaki
Sadakazu Tanigaki
(LDP) Fumio Kishida
Fumio Kishida
(LDP) Hakubun Shimomura
Hakubun Shimomura
(LDP) Norihisa Tamura (LDP) Yoshimasa Hayashi
Yoshimasa Hayashi
(LDP) Toshimitsu Motegi
Toshimitsu Motegi
(LDP) Akihiro Ōta (NKP) Gen Nakatani
Gen Nakatani
(LDP) Shigeru Ishiba
Shigeru Ishiba
(LDP) Itsunori Onodera
Itsunori Onodera
(LDP) Keiji Furuya
Keiji Furuya
(LDP) Akira Amari
Akira Amari
(LDP) Takumi Nemoto (LDP) Tomomi Inada
Tomomi Inada
(LDP) Ichita Yamamoto
Ichita Yamamoto
(LDP) Masako Mori (LDP) Aiko Shimajiri (LDP)

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Ministers of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs of  Japan

Hashimoto Omi Hosoda Motegi Koike Takaichi Kishida Seiji Maehara Kita Kurose

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 256339305 NDL: 01121280

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