Norota with William S. Cohen
Norota with William S. Cohen

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Hōsei Norota
野呂田 芳成
Director-General of the Japan Defense Agency
In office
20 November 1998 – 5 October 1999
Prime MinisterKeizō Obuchi
Preceded byFukushiro Nukaga
Succeeded byTsutomu Kawara
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
In office
8 August 1995 – 11 January 1996
Prime MinisterTomiichi Murayama
Preceded byTaichirō Ōgawara
Succeeded byIchizō Ōhara
Personal details
Born(1929-10-25)25 October 1929
Noshiro, Akita, Japan
Died23 May 2019(2019-05-23) (aged 89)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma materChuo University

Hosei Norota (野呂田 芳成, Norota Hōsei, 25 October 1929 – 23 May 2019) was a Japanese politician of the People's New Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Noshiro, Akita and graduate of Chuo University he joined the Ministry of Construction in 1953. Leaving the ministry, he was elected to the House of Councilors in the Diet for the first time in 1977. In 1983 he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time. From 1995 to 1996 he served as the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries in Tomiichi Murayama's cabinet. In 1998 he served briefly as Director General of the Japan Defense Agency.

In 2001, Norota received the civilian honor Padma Vibhushan from the President of India.

Norota died of bladder cancer on 23 May 2019 at a Tokyo hospital, aged 89.[1]

References

  1. ^ "Former Japanese defense chief Norota dies at 89". Mainichi Shimbun. 24 May 2019. Archived from the original on 30 June 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
House of Representatives of Japan Preceded byKishirō Nakamura Chair, Committee on Construction of the House of Representatives 1988–1989 Succeeded byYoshiyuki Tōya Preceded bySadatoshi Ozato Chair, Committee on Fundamental National Policies of the House of Representatives 2000–2001 Succeeded byHisao Horinouchi Preceded byShōzō Harada Chair, Committee on Budget of the House of Representatives 2001–2002 Succeeded byYūji Tsushima Political offices Preceded byTaichirō Ōgawara Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries 1995–1996 Succeeded byIchizō Ōhara Preceded byFukushiro Nukaga Director-General of the Japan Defense Agency 1998–1999 Succeeded byTsutomu Kawara