Minister for the Abduction Issue

The Minister for the Abduction Issue (拉致問題担当大臣, daijin), is the Cabinet of Japan member in charge of the issue of North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens. The minister is responsible to the Headquarters for the abduction issue (拉致問題対策本部, rachimondaitaisakuhonbu).

As of 7 October 2015, the minister in charge of the abduction issue is Katsunobu Katō.[1]

List of Ministers for the Abduction IssueEdit

# Image Name Took office Left office Cabinet
21st century
01   Yasuhisa Shiozaki September 26, 2006 August 27, 2007 Shinzō Abe
02   Kaoru Yosano August 27, 2007 September 26, 2007 Shinzō Abe
03   Machimura Nobutaka September 26, 2007 August 2, 2008 Yasuo Fukuda
04   Kyoko Nakayama August 2, 2008 September 24, 2008 Yasuo Fukuda
05   Takeo Kawamura September 24, 2008 September 16, 2009 Tarō Asō
06   Hiroshi Nakai September 16, 2009 September 17, 2010 Yukio Hatoyama
Naoto Kan
07   Minoru Yanagida September 17, 2010 November 22, 2010 Naoto Kan
08   Yoshito Sengoku November 22, 2010 January 14, 2011 Naoto Kan
09   Kansei Nakano January 14, 2011 September 2, 2011 Naoto Kan
10   Kenji Yamaoka September 2, 2011 January 13, 2012 Yoshihiko Noda
11   Jin Matsubara January 13, 2012 October 1, 2012 Yoshihiko Noda
12   Keishu Tanaka October 1, 2012 October 23, 2012 Yoshihiko Noda
13   Osamu Fujimura October 24, 2012 December 26, 2012 Yoshihiko Noda
14   Keiji Furuya December 26, 2012 September 3, 2014 Shinzō Abe
15   Eriko Yamatani September 3, 2014 October 7, 2015 Shinzō Abe
15   Katsunobu Katō October 7, 2015 Incumbent Shinzō Abe

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "第3次安倍内閣 閣僚等名簿". Prime Minister's Official Residence Website. Retrieved 7 October 2015.