Akira Amari

Akira Amari (甘利 明, Amari Akira, born August 27, 1949) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party and a member of the lower house.

Akira Amari
甘利 明
Minister in charge of economic revitalization
Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
In office
December 26, 2012  January 28, 2016
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded bySeiji Maehara
Succeeded byNobuteru Ishihara
Personal details
Born (1949-08-27) August 27, 1949
Atsugi, Kanagawa, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
Alma materKeio University


He is a native of Atsugi, Kanagawa and a follower of Tenrikyo as other LDP Representatives Hakuo Yanagisawa, Fumio Kyuma, Sanae Takaichi, Bunmei Ibuki, and Jinen Nagase.[1]

He is also a member of the Japan–Korea Parliamentarians' Union and the Japan-China Friendship Parliamentarians' Union.

He was the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry from 2006 to 2008. He also served as Minister of State in charge of Administrative Reform in the Cabinet of former Prime Minister Tarō Asō.

In the Cabinet of Prime Minister Taro Aso, appointed on 24 September 2008, Amari was appointed as Minister of State in charge of Administrative Reform.[2]

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.[3] Like Abe and most members of the Cabinet, he is affiliated to the openly revisionist organization Nippon Kaigi.[4]

In 2016, Amari resigned from his Cabinet post amidst allegations of bribery, and was succeeded by Nobuteru Ishihara.[5]


He graduated from a Prefecture senior high school in Atsugi. In 1972, he graduated from the Keio University law school.


Political offices
Preceded by
Seiji Maehara
Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Kaoru Yosano
Minister of State for Regulatory Reform
Succeeded by
Position abolished until 2012 with appointment of Tomomi Inada
Preceded by
Toshihiro Nikai
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Succeeded by
Toshihiro Nikai
Preceded by
Bunmei Ibuki
Minister of Labour
Succeeded by
Takamori Makino

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