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Nobutaka Machimura

Japanese government official , legislator

Nobutaka Machimura, legislator, former Japanese government official.


Machimura, Nobutaka was born on October 17, 1944 in Hokkaido, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.


Degree in Economic, University of Tokyo, 1969.


With Ministry of International Trade and Industry, 1969—1982, National Land Agency, 1974—1979, Japan External Trade Organization, New York City, 1979—1982. Retired as director planning division Agency of Natural Resources and Energy Petroleum Department, 1982. Member of Parliament, Hokkaido 5th district House of Representatives, Japan, since 1983.

Parliamentary vice minister Ministry of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, 1989. Deputy chairman Liberal Democratic Party, 1990, director cultural affairs division, 1990—1991, acting secretary general, 2001—2002, director general, election bureau, 2002—2004. Minister of education, science, sports and culture Government of Japan, 1997—1998, 2000—2001, state secretary for foreign affairs, 1998—2000, minister foreign affairs Japan, 2004—2005, 2007, minister state for the abduction issue, 2007—2008.

Special advisor Office of the Prime Minister, 2000, chief cabinet secretary, 2007—2008. Director, committee on budget House of Reps, 1991.