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.
|Minister of Defence|
13 January 2012 – 4 June 2012
|Prime Minister||Yoshihiko Noda|
|Preceded by||Yasuo Ichikawa|
|Succeeded by||Satoshi Morimoto|
鈴木 直紀 (Suzuki Naoki)
19 June 1940
Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
|Political party||Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Keio 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.
- Official website (in Japanese)
| Minister of Defence
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