Naoki Tanaka (politician)

Naoki Tanaka (田中 直紀, Tanaka Naoki, born 19 June 1940 as Naoki Suzuki) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature), from Niigata Prefectural electorate. He is a native of Kanazawa, Ishikawa and graduate of Keio University.

Naoki Tanaka
田中 直紀
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Minister of Defence
In office
13 January 2012 – 4 June 2012
Prime MinisterYoshihiko Noda
Preceded byYasuo Ichikawa
Succeeded bySatoshi Morimoto
Personal details
鈴木 直紀 (Suzuki Naoki)

(1940-06-19) 19 June 1940 (age 80)
Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Political partyDemocratic Party
Spouse(s)Makiko Tanaka
Alma materKeio University

When he married Makiko Tanaka he changed his family name to hers. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1983. After losing his seat in 1996, he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1998.[citation needed]


  • 政治家情報 〜田中 直紀〜. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. Retrieved 14 November 2007.
  • Profile,

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Political offices
Preceded by
Yasuo Ichikawa
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Satoshi Morimoto