Masatoshi Ishida (politician)

Masatoshi Ishida (石田 真敏, Ishida Masatoshi, born April 11, 1952) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party and a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). He served as the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications from 2 October 2018 to 11 September 2019. A native of Kainan, Wakayama and graduate of Waseda University, he was elected to the first of his three terms in the Wakayama Prefectural Assembly in 1983 and then to the first of his two terms as mayor of Kainan in 1994. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2002.

Masatoshi Ishida
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications
In office
2 October 2018  11 September 2019
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded bySeiko Noda
Succeeded bySanae Takaichi
Personal details
Born (1952-04-11) 11 April 1952
Kainan, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
EducationWaseda University


  • 政治家情報 〜石田 真敏〜. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2007-10-16. External link in |work= (help)
Political offices
Preceded by
Seiko Noda
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications
Succeeded by
Sanae Takaichi

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