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Encyclopedia > Shoichi Nakagawa
Third Realigned Koizumi Cabinet
(2005-10-31)
Secretary Shinzo Abe
Internal Affairs Heizo Takenaka
Justice Seiken Sugiura
Foreign Affairs Taro Aso
Finance Sadakazu Tanigaki
Education Kenji Kosaka
Health Jiro Kawasaki
Agriculture Shoichi Nakagawa
Economy Toshihiro Nikai
Land Kazuo Kitagawa
Environment Yuriko Koike
Defense Fukushiro Nukaga
Ministers of State Tetsuo Kutsukake, Kaoru Yosano, Koki Chuma, Iwao Matsuda, Kuniko Inoguchi

Shoichi Nakagawa (中川 昭一 Nakagawa Shōichi, born July 19, 1953, Hokkaidō), is a Japanese politician currently serving as Chairman of the Policy Research Council of the Liberal Democratic Party. He previously held the posts of Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in the cabinet of Junichiro Koizumi. Junichiro Koizumi , born January 8, 1942) is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... In Japan, the Chief Cabinet Secretary ) is the Minister of State charged with directing the Cabinet Secretariat. ... Shinzo Abe , ; born September 21, 1954) is the current Prime Minister of Japan, elected by a special session of the National Diet on September 26, 2006. ... Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (総務省 Soumu-sho) is one of ministries in the Cabinet of Japan. ... Heizo Takenaka (b. ... The Minister of Justice is the member of the Cabinet of Japan in charge of the Ministry of Justice. ... Seiken Sugiura (杉浦正健 Sugiura Seiken, born July 26, 1934) is a Japanese politician. ... The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan is the politician responsible for Japanese foreign policy. ... Taro Aso Taro Aso (麻生太郎 Asō Tarō, born September 20, 1940 in Iizuka, Fukuoka) is the Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Government of Japan. ... The Minister of Finance is the member of the Cabinet of Japan in charge of the Ministry of Finance. ... Sadakazu Tanigaki , born March 7, 1945) is Japans Minister of Finance in the cabinet of Junichiro Koizumi. ... Kenji Kosaka (小坂憲次, b. ... Jiro Kawasaki (川崎二郎, b. ... Toshihiro Nikai (二階俊博 Nikai Toshihiro, born February 17, 1939) is a Japanese politician currently serving as Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. ... The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (国土交通省; Kokudo-kōtsū-shō) is one of ministries of the Japanese government. ... Kazuo Kitagawa (b. ... Yuriko Koike , born July 15, 1952) is a Japanese politician currently serving in the House of Representatives of Japan and as Minister of Defense in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. ... The Japan Defense Agency ) is an agency of the Cabinet Office in the Cabinet of Japan. ... Fukushiro Nukaga (額賀福志郎, b. ... Minister of State is a title borne by officials in certain countries governed under the parliamentary system. ... Tetsuo Kutsukake (沓掛 哲男, b. ... Kuniko Inoguchi , born May 3, 1952) is a Japanese politician currently serving as Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs. ... is the 200th day of the year (201st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...   literally North Sea Circuit, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is Japans second largest island and the largest of its 47 prefectural-level subdivisions. ... The Liberal Democratic Party ), frequently abbreviated to LDP or Jimintō ), is a conservative political party and the largest party in Japan, which has been ruling almost uninterruptedly since Japan regained independence after World War II. It is not to be confused with the now-defunct Liberal Party ), which merged with... The Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry ) is the Cabinet of Japan member in charge of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (formerly the Ministry of International Trade and Industry). ... Junichiro Koizumi , born January 8, 1942) is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006. ...

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Political career

Nakagawa attended Azabu High School, graduated from the law faculty of the University of Tokyo in 1978 and entered the Industrial Bank of Japan. // ’’’Azabu High/Junior High School ’’’(麻布中学校・高等学校、referred to below as “Azabu”) is a private boys’ school located in the Minato Ward (港区), Tokyo, Japan. ... The University of Tokyo ), abbreviated as Todai ), is one of the leading research universities in Japan. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... The Industrial Bank of Japan, Limited (IBJ) ), based in Tokyo, Japan, was one of the largest banks in the world during the latter half of the 20th century. ...


His father, prominent Hokkaidō politician Ichiro Nakagawa, mysteriously committed suicide in a hotel in 1983. Although Shoichi was born in Tokyo and had lived there his whole life, he ran to replace his father and succeeded him. At that time, he had a widely publicized conflict with his father's political aide, Muneo Suzuki, who also ran for a seat in a neighboring district. (Suzuki was forced to resign on corruption charges in 2002.)   literally North Sea Circuit, Ainu: Mosir), formerly known as Ezo, Yezo, Yeso, or Yesso, is Japans second largest island and the largest of its 47 prefectural-level subdivisions. ... Ichiro Nakagawa (中川 一郎) is a Japanese politician from Hokkaido. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Muneo Suzuki (鈴木 å®—ç”· Suzuki Muneo) (born 31 January 1948 -) is a Japanese politician from Hokkaido. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ...


In 1998 he became Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries under Keizo Obuchi, and in 2003 he became Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in the cabinet of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. He served as Agriculture Minister from October 2005 to September 2006, when incoming prime minister Shinzo Abe appointed Nakagawa as chairman of the Policy Research Council. Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food was a UK cabinet position, responsible for the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. ... Keizo Obuchi Keizo Obuchi (小渕恵三; Obuchi Keizō June 25, 1937–May 14, 2000) was a Japanese politician and the 84th Prime Minister of Japan from July 30, 1998 to April 5, 2000. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 2003 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Junichiro Koizumi , born January 8, 1942) is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 2001 to 2006. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Shinzo Abe , ; born September 21, 1954) is the current Prime Minister of Japan, elected by a special session of the National Diet on September 26, 2006. ...


In December, 2006 Kyodo News Agency quoted Nakagawa as having said the Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were "truly unforgivable on humanitarian grounds" and reported the politician's concerns over the possession of nuclear weapons by the Kim Jong-Il regime.[1] Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Fat Man mushroom cloud resulting from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rises 18 km (11 mi, 60,000 ft) into the air from the hypocenter. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 km (11 mi) above the epicenter. ... Kim Jong-il (also written as Kim Jong Il) (born February 16, 1942) is the leader of North Korea. ...


Nakagawa's views are close to those of Abe. In particular, both support nationalism in history education, a hard-line stance regarding North Korea and constitutional amendments. It should however be noted that, whereas the former is an outspoken supporter of nuclear development policies, the latter has on several occasions stated he does not endorse such measures. Furthemore, while Abe has made efforts to relink ties with neighbouring China, Nakagawa officially voiced his concern over the country's growing military expenditure, claiming that, were the situation in Taiwan deteriorate, Japan would become, by 2020 a Chinese colony.[2] 2020 (MMXX) will be a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On January 6, 2007, in an interview with a reporter from the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph, Nakagawa stated "Women have their proper place: they should be womanly...They have their own abilities and these should be fully exercised, for example in flower arranging, sewing, or cooking. It's not a matter of good or bad, but we need to accept reality that men and women are genetically different[.]" However, these comments were not widely noticed by the Japanese public. This article concerns the British newspaper. ...


Personal life

Nakagawa has a reputation for being a blunt and conservative politician.


He is also known as a heavy drinker, although he has announced attempts to quit drinking on several occasions. After winning an election in 2000, he famously painted a black "teardrop" on a daruma doll as he was too drunk to paint the eye in correctly. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Daruma dolls at Daruma-ji temple, Takasaki, Japan Daruma (達磨 or だるま) is the Japanese name for Bodhidharma. ...


In April 2004 it was revealed that he had not been paying into the national pension plan for 21 years.


Sources

  1. ^ Mainichi Daily News, December 18, 2006
  2. ^ Yahoo! World News, February 26, 2007

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External links

  • Shoichi Nakagawa's Profile

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Shoichi Nakagawa (中川 昭一 Nakagawa Shōichi, born July 19, 1953, Hokkaido), is a Japanese politician currently serving as Chairman of the Policy Research Council of the Liberal Democratic Party.
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Nakagawa, 62, formerly head of the party's policy research council, has been a key defender of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's economic reforms and a proponent of trimming bloated government budgets.
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Hidenao Nakagawa, for instance, went on a special mission to China early this year in an attempt to smooth relations, and that experience may be helpful in the months ahead.
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