Japanese politician (1944-2015)
Nobutaka Machimura (町村 信孝, Machimura Nobutaka, 17 October 1944 – 1 June 2015) was a Japanese politician. He was a member of the House of Representatives of Japan and a member of the Liberal Democratic Party.
|Speaker of the House of Representative |
24 December 2014 – 21 April 2015
|Preceded by||Bunmei Ibuki|
|Succeeded by||Tadamori Oshima|
|Chief Cabinet Secretary|
26 September 2007 – 24 September 2008
|Prime Minister||Yasuo Fukuda|
|Preceded by||Kaoru Yosano|
|Succeeded by||Takeo Kawamura|
|Minister for Foreign Affairs|
27 August 2007 – 26 September 2007
|Prime Minister||Shinzō Abe|
|Preceded by||Tarō Asō|
|Succeeded by||Masahiko Kōmura|
27 September 2004 – 21 September 2005
|Prime Minister||Junichiro Koizumi|
|Preceded by||Yoriko Kawaguchi|
|Succeeded by||Tarō Asō|
|Born||17 October 1944|
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
|Died||1 June 2015 (aged 70)|
|Alma mater||University of Tokyo|
He was Chief Cabinet Secretary in the government of Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda from 2007 to 2008 and twice Minister for Foreign Affairs, in the cabinets of Junichiro Koizumi and Shinzō Abe. He resigned as the Speaker of the House of Representatives on April 21, 2015 after suffering from a stroke.
Machimure died from a cerebral infarction in Tokyo, aged 70.
- ↑ "Profile of Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobutaka Machimura" Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine, Foreign Ministry website.
- ↑ "Lower House approves Machimura's resignation, selects Oshima as successor". The Japan Times. Retrieved 30 April 2015.