Toshio Ogawa
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Toshio Ogawa
Toshio Ogawa
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Vice President of the House of Councillors of Japan

1 August 2019
Akira Gunji
Minister of Justice

13 January 2012 - 4 June 2012
Yoshihiko Noda
Hideo Hiraoka
Makoto Taki
Member of House of Councillors

26 July 1998
Personal details
Born (1948-03-18) 18 March 1948 (age 73)
Tokyo, Japan
Political partyCDP
Other political
  • DP (2016-2018, split)
  • DPJ (1996-2016, merger)
  • NPS (1996)
Alma materRikkyo University

Toshio Ogawa ( , Ogawa Toshio, born 18 March 1948) is a Japanese politician of the Constitutional Democratic Party and a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). Ogawa is a former Minister of Justice. A native of Nerima, Tokyo, and a graduate of Rikkyo University, he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1998 after working as a prosecutor.

Political career

Toshio Ogawa (at the Central Government Building No.6 on January 13, 2012)

In 1996, he ran for a lower house seat with support from the Democratic Party of Japan, but failed. In 1998, he ran for an upper house election, and was elected. In 2004, he again got elected in an upper house election. In 2012, he was appointed justice minister.[1]

He was re-elected in 2004, 2010 and 2016, and is currently[when?] the longest serving councillor from Tokyo. When the Democratic Party merged with Kib? no T? to form the DPP in May 2018, Ogawa did not join the new party and decided to join the CDP instead.[2]


  1. ^ Matsutani, Minoru (1 February 2012). "Justice minister feels signing off on hangings just part of job description". Japan Times. p. 3.
  2. ^ 62 ?1 (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 2018.

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House of Councillors
Preceded by
Toshiko Hamayotsu
K?ichir? Ueda
Kensaku Morita
Kiyoko Ono
Councillor from Tokyo
26 July 1998-present
Served alongside: Toshiko Hamayotsu, Miyo Inoue, Atsuo Nakamura, Masaharu Nakagawa, Renh? Murata, Y?ji Sawa
Political offices
Preceded by
K?ichi Kat?
Senior Vice Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Makoto Taki
Preceded by
Hideo Hiraoka
Minister of Justice
13 January-4 June 2012

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