Akinori Eto

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Akinori Eto
江渡 聡徳
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Minister of Defence
In office
3 September 2014 – 24 December 2014
Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Preceded by Itsunori Onodera
Succeeded by Gen Nakatani
Personal details
Born (1958-10-12) October 12, 1958 (age 60)
Towada, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater Nihon University
Website Official website

Akinori Eto (江渡 聡徳 Eto Akinori?, born 1958) is a Japanese politician and the former defense minister of Japan.


Eto is a politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Towada, Aomori, he attended Nihon University as both undergraduate and graduate. He was elected for the first time in 1996 but lost his seat in the re-election four years later. He was re-elected in 2003. Like Abe and most members of the Cabinet, he is affiliated to the openly revisionist organization Nippon Kaigi.[1]



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Political offices
Preceded by
Itsunori Onodera
Minister of Defence
Succeeded by
Gen Nakatani