Osamu Fujimura (藤村 修, Fujimura Osamu, born 3 November 1949) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan and a former member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).

Osamu Fujimura
藤村 修
Osamu Fujimura.jpg
Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura meeting with Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
2 September 2011 – 26 December 2012
Prime MinisterYoshihiko Noda
Preceded byYukio Edano
Succeeded byYoshihide Suga
Personal details
Born (1949-11-03) 3 November 1949 (age 70)
Osaka, Japan
Political partyDemocratic Party
Other political
New Party
Alma materHiroshima University

Early life and educationEdit

A native of Osaka, Osaka, Fujimura was born on 3 November 1949.[1] He studied engineering at Hiroshima University.[1]


he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1993 as a member of the Japan New Party. He lost in 2005 election but was reelected in 2009. In September 2011, he was appointed as Chief Cabinet Secretary in the cabinet of then prime minister Yoshihiko Noda.[1] He was also the Minister for the Abduction Issue.

He lost his seat in the 16 December 2012 general election.[2] He left office on 26 December 2012.


  1. ^ a b c "Noda Cabinet". The Japan times. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
  2. ^ Japan Times Nothing left for the election-gutted DPJ to do but rebuild 18 December 2012

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House of Representatives of Japan
Preceded by
Naomi Tokashiki
Representative for Osaka 7th district (single-member)
Succeeded by
Naomi Tokashiki
Preceded by
Representative for the Kinki proportional representation block
Succeeded by
New district Representative for Osaka 7th district (single-member)
Succeeded by
Naomi Tokashiki
Preceded by
Issei Inoue
Ken Harada
Mikio Ōmi
Etsuko Sugano
Kansei Nakano
Representative for Osaka 3rd district
Served alongside: Mikio Ōmi, Kansei Nakano, Issei Inoue, Ken Harada
District eliminated
Preceded by
Norihisa Tamura
Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare
Succeeded by
Yoshio Hachiro
Political offices
Preceded by
Yukio Edano
Chief Cabinet Secretary
Succeeded by
Yoshihide Suga
Preceded by
Ritsuo Hosokawa, Hiroyuki Nagahama
Senior Vice Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
Served alongside: Yōko Komiyama
Succeeded by
Yōko Komiyama, Kōhei Ōtsuka
Preceded by
Kōichi Takemasa, Tetsurō Fukuyama
Senior Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Served alongside: Kōichi Takemasa
Succeeded by
Yutaka Banno, Takeaki Matsumoto