Tetsuzo Fuyushiba

Tetsuzo Fuyushiba (冬柴 鉄三, Fuyushiba Tetsuzō, June 29, 1936 – December 5, 2011) was a Japanese politician of the New Komeito Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). He served as Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport as well as Minister of State for Tourism Promotion in Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda's Cabinet.[1]

Fuyushiba was born in Shenyang (which was then known as Hōten) in the Japanese-occupied territory of Manchukuo, in what is now northeastern China. He graduated from Kansai University in 1960 before working as a lawyer.[1] He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1986.[2]

Fuyushiba died on December 5, 2011, aged 75, of acute pneumonia at a hospital in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture.[1]


  1. 公明元幹事長、冬柴鉄三氏死去…自公政権で活躍. Yomiuri Online (in Japanese). The Yomiuri Shimbun. 2011-12-06. Retrieved 2011-12-06.
  2. 政治家情報 〜冬柴 鉄三〜. ザ・選挙] (in Japanese). JANJAN. Archived from the original on 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2007-10-13.
Political offices
Preceded by
Kazuo Kitagawa
Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Japan
Succeeded by
Sadakazu Tanigaki
Party political offices
Preceded by
General Secretary of Kōmeitō
Succeeded by
Kazuo Kitagawa
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