Yukio Edano

Japanese politician, lawyer

Yukio Edano (枝野 幸男, Edano Yukio, born 31 May 1964) is a Japanese politician. He is a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet. He was Chief Cabinet Secretary and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry in the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) between 2010 and 2012.[1]

Yukio Edano
枝野 幸男
Yukio Edano In front of Tenjin Twin Building (2020.10.18).jpg
Edano in 2020
Leader of the Constitutional Democratic Party
In office
2 October 2017 – 12 November 2021
DeputyAkira Nagatsuma
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byKenta Izumi
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
In office
12 September 2011 – 26 December 2012
Prime MinisterYoshihiko Noda
Preceded byYoshio Hachiro
Succeeded byToshimitsu Motegi
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
4 January 2011 – 2 September 2011
Prime MinisterNaoto Kan
Preceded byYoshito Sengoku
Succeeded byOsamu Fujimura
Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs
In office
14 January 2011 – 2 September 2011
Prime MinisterNaoto Kan
Preceded bySumio Mabuchi
Succeeded byTatsuo Kawabata
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Acting
7 March 2011 – 9 March 2011
Prime MinisterNaoto Kan
Preceded bySeiji Maehara
Succeeded byTakeaki Matsumoto
Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs
In office
10 February 2010 – 8 June 2010
Prime MinisterYukio Hatoyama
Preceded byYoshito Sengoku
Succeeded byRenhō
Member of the House of Representatives
Assumed office
19 July 1993
Constituency
Personal details
Born (1964-05-31) 31 May 1964 (age 58)
Utsunomiya, Japan
Political partyCDP
Other political
affiliations
JNP (1992–1994)
NFP (1994–1998)
DPJ (1998–2016, merger)
DP (2016–2017, split)
Spouse(s)Kazuko Edano
Children2
Alma materTohoku University
Websitewww.edano.gr.jp

He was the head of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan[2] from 2017 until 2021.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Reuters, "Japan picks Edano as trade min after predecessor gaffe Archived 2020-02-26 at the Wayback Machine", 11 September 2011
  2. "Edano's new liberal party to field more than 50 candidates in Lower House election". The Japan Times. October 4, 2017.