Katsuyuki Kawai

Katsuyuki Kawai (河井 克行, Kawai Katsuyuki, born March 11, 1963) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Hiroshima, Hiroshima and graduate of Keio University, he ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives in 1993 after serving in the assembly of Hiroshima Prefecture. He ran again three years later and was elected for the first time, but lost the seat in 2000. He was re-elected in 2003. He was the Minister of Justice from 11 September 2019 to 31 October 2019.

Katsuyuki Kawai
河井 克行
Minister of Justice
In office
11 September 2019  31 October 2019
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded byTakashi Yamashita
Succeeded byMasako Mori
Personal details
Born (1963-03-11) 11 March 1963
Hiroshima, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
Alma materKeio University


  • 政治家情報 〜河井 克行〜. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2007-10-20. External link in |work= (help)
Political offices
Preceded by
Takashi Yamashita
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Masako Mori

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