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尾身 幸次

politician , member of the House of Representatives of Japan

Kōji Omi is a Japanese politician, served as Minister of Finance in the first Cabinet of Shinzō Abe, from 2006 to 2007.

Background

Omi was born in Numata, Gunma Prefecture and graduated with a degree in Commerce from Hitotsubashi University.

Education

Graduate from Faculty Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University, Japan, 1956.

Career

Joined Ministry International Trade and Industry, Japan, 1956, counsel Japanese Consulate General New York, 1970—1974, director South Asia & Eastern Europe Division Trade Policy Bureau, 1974—1976, director Small Enterprise Policy Division Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, 1978—1979, director Administration Division Science & Technology Agency, 1979—1981, director general Small and Medical Enterprise Agency, since 1983. Member House of Representatives, Japan, 1983—2006, parliamentary vice-minister finance Japan, 1990, chairman standing committee finance Japan, 1995. Director general Commerce and Industry Policy Bureau Liberal Democratic Party, Japan, 1992—1993, director general Election Bureau Japan, 1998—1999, acting secretary general Japan, 2000—2001, chairman Research Council Promotion of Science and Technology-oriented nation Japan, 2002.

Minister economic planning Government Japan, Tokyo, 1997—1998, minister Okinawa and northern territories affairs, 2001—2002, minister science & technical policy, 2001—2002, minister finance, 2006—2007. Founder Science and Technology in Society Forum, Kyoto.

Achievements

  • Omi has previously supported increases in the national consumption tax, although Abe has distanced himself from this policy and seeks to achieve much of his budget balancing through spending cuts. Founder and Chairman, Science and Technology in Society Forum.