Masaharu Nakagawa (House of Representatives)

Masaharu Nakagawa (中川 正春, Nakagawa Masaharu, born 10 June 1950) is a Japanese politician serving in the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature) as a member of the Democratic Party of Japan. A native of Matsusaka, Mie and graduate of Georgetown University in the United States he was elected for the first time in 1996 after serving in the local assembly of Mie Prefecture. In September 2011 he was appointed as Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in the cabinet of newly appointed prime minister Yoshihiko Noda.[1][2]


  1. Japan Times, "Cabinet Profiles: Noda Cabinet", 3 September 2011, p. 3.
  2. Fukada, Takahiro, "Society must value overseas study: Nakagawa", Japan Times, 24 September 2011, p. 2.


  • 政治家情報 〜中川 正春〜. JANJAN ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). Retrieved 7 October 2007.

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