Daizō Nozawa

Daizō Nozawa (野沢 太三, Nozawa Daizō, born May 6, 1933 in Tatsuno, Nagano) is a politician of Japan who served as the Justice Minister of Japan from 2003 to 2004.[1]

Daizō Nozawa
Minister of Justice
In office
22 September 2003  27 September 2004
Prime MinisterJunichirō Koizumi
Preceded byMayumi Moriyama
Succeeded byChieko Nohno
Personal details
Born (1933-05-06) May 6, 1933
Tatsuno, Nagano, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
Alma materUniversity of Tokyo

Nozawa graduated from University of Tokyo with the degree of bachelor of civil engineering and joined Japanese National Railways in 1956. During his career at JNR, he obtained the degree of Ph. D. He was first elected as a member of the House of Councillors in 1986.[1] He served as a member of the house until 2004 when he did not run for reelection.

Currently, he is the leader of the Japan-Korea Tunnel Research Institute, an organization trying to create a tunnel link between Japan and South Korea.[2]


  1. 法務大臣 (in Japanese). Office of the Prime Minister of Japan. 2003-09-22. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
  2. Nozawa, Daizō; Kim Ki Chun (2009-04-19). "NOZAWA/KIM: Tunnel to link Korea and Japan?". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2009-11-12.
Political offices
Preceded by
Mayumi Moriyama
Minister of Justice of Japan
Succeeded by
Chieko Nohno

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