Tsutomu Kawara (瓦 力 Kawara Tsutomu , April 1, 1937 – January 13, 2013) was a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Nanao, Ishikawa and graduate of Chuo University, he was elected for the first time in 1972. In 1987, he assumed the Director General of the Defense Agency but resigned a year later after taking responsibility for the Nadashio incident. He was later Construction Minister in the Hashimoto cabinet. He retired in 2009. He died in Nanao, Ishikawa, in early January 2013 of pneumonia.
- Kyodo News (13 January 2013). "瓦力元防衛庁長官が死去 なだしお事故で辞任" (in Japanese). 47 News. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
- "Former Defense Agency chief Kawara dies | Photos | Kyodo News". English.kyodonews.jp. Retrieved 2013-01-14.
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