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Midori Matsushima

Midori Matsushima (松島 みどり, Matsushima Midori, born 1956) is a Japanese politician. Her official name is Midori Baba (馬場 みどり, Baba Midori).

Midori Matsushima
松島 みどり
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Minister of Justice
In office
3 September 2014 – 20 October 2014
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded bySadakazu Tanigaki
Succeeded byYōko Kamikawa
Personal details
馬場 みどり (Baba Midori)

(1956-07-15) 15 July 1956 (age 63)
Toyonaka, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
Alma materUniversity of Tokyo


She is a politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Hyogo Prefecture and graduate of the University of Tokyo, she worked at the national newspaper Asahi Shimbun from 1980 to 1995. She was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2000 after an unsuccessful run in 1996.


  • 政治家情報 〜松島 みどり〜. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2007-10-13. External link in |work= (help)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Sadakazu Tanigaki
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Yōko Kamikawa