|Minister in charge of economic revitalization|
Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
December 26, 2012 – January 28, 2016
|Prime Minister||Shinzō Abe|
|Preceded by||Seiji Maehara|
|Succeeded by||Nobuteru Ishihara|
|Born||August 27, 1949|
Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
|Political party||Liberal Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Keio University|
On December 26, 2012, Amari was appointed to the newly created cabinet-level position of Minister of State for Economic Revitalization in the second Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Amari's responsibilities within the Abe government also include tax and social security reform. Like Abe and most members of the Cabinet, he is affiliated to the openly revisionist organization Nippon Kaigi.
In 2016, Amari resigned from his Cabinet post amidst allegations of bribery, and was succeeded by Nobuteru Ishihara.
He graduated from a Prefecture senior high school in Atsugi. In 1972, he graduated from the Keio University law school.
- 1974: He left his job to run independent for the Kanagawa LDP office. He lost and went to work for his father.
- 1983: Connected to the New Liberal Club, he won a seat in the 1983 general election.
- 1989: Inaugurated as Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
- 2018: Took over as chairman of JKF Renbukai.
- "６閣僚に「９条守れ」天理教平和の会、信者に要請". 9 April 2014. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
- "Aso elected premier / Announces Cabinet lineup himself; poll likely on Nov. 2", The Yomiuri Shimbun, 25 September 2008.
- "Abe’s reshuffle promotes right-wingers" - Korea Joongang Daily - 2014/09/05
- "Japanese economy minister Akira Amari quits over bribery claims"
- Official website (in Japanese)
| Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
| Minister of State for Regulatory Reform
Position abolished until 2012 with appointment of Tomomi Inada
| Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
| Minister of Labour