Akira Gunji

Akira Gunji (郡司 彰, Gunji Akira, born 11 December 1949) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party and a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). He is the current Vice President of the House of Councillors.

Akira Gunji
郡司 彰
Vice President of the House of Councillors of Japan
In office
1 August 2016  1 August 2019
PresidentChuichi Date
Preceded byAzuma Koshiishi
Succeeded byToshio Ogawa
Member of the House of Councillors
Assumed office
26 July 1998
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
In office
4 June 2012  26 December 2012
Prime MinisterYoshihiko Noda
Preceded byMichihiko Kano
Succeeded byYoshimasa Hayashi
Personal details
Born (1949-12-11) 11 December 1949
Mito, Ibaraki, Japan
Political partyIndependent
Other political
DP (2016-2017)
DPJ (1998–2016, merger)
Alma materRitsu-Takahagi High School
Meiji Gakuin University (dropped out)


A native of Mito, Ibaraki and dropout of Meiji Gakuin University, he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1998.


  • 政治家情報 〜郡司 彰〜. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Archived from the original on 8 December 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-10.

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