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Fukushiro Nukaga, the head of Japan's Defense Agency, told a parliamentary committee in Tokyo on Thursday that Japan would step up efforts to establish a missile defense shield with the United States.
During an interview taped for broadcast Thursday night on CNN's
Larry King Live, Bush was asked if he
had been prepared to shoot down the long-range missile.
The Japan Times Online
Mr. Fukushiro Nukaga, director general of the Defense Agency, who took up the post in a Cabinet reshuffle soon after the release of the interim report, has visited local government chiefs to sound them out and try to get their approval.In all, he has met with the governors of eight prefectures, including Tokyo, and 38 mayors, town and village heads.
2008 G20 Ministerial Participants
Norio Mitsuya, deputy (representing Fukushiro Nukaga, Minister of Finance)
Fukushiro Nukaga was appointed Minister of Finance in August 2007.
was elected to the House of Representatives
in 1983 with eight re-elections.
Within the House of Representatives he
has held many roles including Parliamentary Vice Minister of International Trade and Industry; Chief Whip in the Standing Committee on Commerce and Industry; Chief Whip in the Standing Committee on Rules and Administration; and chair of the Standing Committee on Finance
He was appointed Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary in 1997 and was re-appointed this position in 1999.
In 2000 he served as the Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy and Information Technology.
has held many positions within the Liberal Democratic Party including but limited to Director of House Affairs Division; Deputy Chair in the Policy Research Council; and Deputy Chair of the Diet Affairs Committee.
He is born on January 11, 1944 in Ibaraki Prefecture.
graduated from the faculty of Political Science and Economics from Waseda University
This will be his
second G20 meeting as Minister of Finance.
Fukushiro Nukaga ...
Fukushiro Nukaga (54)Five-term member of the House of Representatives; Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary.
The realignment plan, signed last year ...
The realignment plan, signed last year by then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Fukushiro Nukaga, who was Japan's minister of state for defense, includes moving 8,000 U.S. Marines from the Japanese island of Okinawa to Guam, moving two U.S. air bases in Japan from urban to rural areas, and realigning the Japan Self-Defense Forces to complement the U.S. realignments.