Nobutaka Machimura

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Nobutaka Machimura
町村 信孝
Machimura Nobutaka 2015.jpg
Speaker of the House of Representative
of Japan
In office
24 December 2014 – 21 April 2015
MonarchAkihito
Preceded byBunmei Ibuki
Succeeded byTadamori Oshima
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
26 September 2007 – 24 September 2008
Prime MinisterYasuo Fukuda
Preceded byKaoru Yosano
Succeeded byTakeo Kawamura
Minister for Foreign Affairs
In office
27 August 2007 – 26 September 2007
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded byTarō Asō
Succeeded byMasahiko Kōmura
In office
27 September 2004 – 21 September 2005
Prime MinisterJunichiro Koizumi
Preceded byYoriko Kawaguchi
Succeeded byTarō Asō
Personal details
Born(1944-10-17)17 October 1944
Numazu, Shizuoka, Japan
Died1 June 2015(2015-06-01) (aged 70)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma materUniversity of Tokyo
Wesleyan University

Nobutaka Machimura (町村 信孝, Machimura Nobutaka, 17 October 1944 – 1 June 2015) was a Japanese politician. He was a member of the House of Representatives of Japan and a member of the Liberal Democratic Party.[1]

He was Chief Cabinet Secretary in the government of Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda from 2007 to 2008 and twice Minister for Foreign Affairs, in the cabinets of Junichiro Koizumi and Shinzō Abe. He resigned as the Speaker of the House of Representatives on April 21, 2015 after suffering from a stroke.[2]

Machimure died from a cerebral infarction in Tokyo, aged 70.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Profile of Minister for Foreign Affairs Nobutaka Machimura", Foreign Ministry website.
  2. "Lower House approves Machimura's resignation, selects Oshima as successor". The Japan Times. Retrieved 30 April 2015.