Cabinet Shinzō Abe IV (1st transformation)

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Cabinet Abe IV (1st transformation)
98th Japanese Cabinet (1st transformation)
dai-98-dai naikaku (dai-1-ji-kaizō)
The cabinet after the inauguration ceremony for the ministers
Prime Minister
Naikaku Sōri-Daijin
Shinzo Abe
Legislative period 197–199 NV
(48th , 24th– 25th Senate )
Appointed by Emperor Akihito
education October 2, 2018
The End September 11, 2019
Duration 0 years and 344 days
predecessor Cabinet Shinzō Abe IV
successor Cabinet Shinzō Abe IV (2nd transformation)
Party (s) LDP - Kōmeitō coalition government
ji-kō renritsu seiken
minister 20 (1 resignation)
State Secretaries 5 Special Advisers to the Prime Minister
3 Parliamentary Vice-Heads of the Cabinet Secretariat
26 "Vice Ministers"
28 "Parliamentary State Secretaries"
House of Representatives

(September 25, 2018)

(October 2, 2018)
Opposition leader Yukio Edano (editor, KDP )

The fourth Abe cabinet ( Japanese 第 4 次 安 倍 第 1 次 改造 内閣 , daiyoji Abe daiichiji kaizō naikaku ), which was reorganized for the first time, ruled Japan under the leadership of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from October 2, 2018 until another reorganization on September 11, 2019 Abe had previously  been able to prevail clearly against his challenger Shigeru Ishiba in the election of the LDP chairman . The coalition cabinet of the Liberal Democratic Party and Kōmeitō consisted exclusively of members from the national parliament: 17 from the House of Representatives , three from the Senate . There was a woman in the cabinet. Including Abe, six ministers from the previous cabinet kept their portfolios, including Deputy Prime Minister Asō, Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga and Foreign Minister Kōno. Twelve of the new cabinet members had never been ministers before, under Abe more than ever. There were also changes in the LDP board; Among other things, the previous executive council chairman Wataru Takeshita , who had voted for Ishiba in the election of the party chairman, was replaced by Katsunobu Kato .

Under this cabinet the change of emperor from Akihito to Naruhito and with it the beginning of the Reiwa period took place. It was the last cabinet of the Heisei period . Senate elections were held in July 2019 , in which the governing coalition was able to maintain its absolute majority with slight losses.


Reorganized Abe IV cabinet from October 2, 2018 to September 11, 2019
Ministerial department Further tasks minister image Parliamentary mandate
(chamber, constituency, parliamentary group)
premier - Shinzo Abe Shinzo Abe Ed., Yamaguchi 4, LDP ( Hosoda )
Special tasks (financial sector)
"Overcoming Deflation" (defure dakkyaku)
1st representative of the Prime Minister ( Deputy Prime Minister )
Tarō Asō Tarō Asō Ed., Fukuoka 8, LDP Asō
General matters
Special tasks (My Number System)
- Masatoshi Ishida Masatoshi Ishida Ed., Wakayama 2, LDP -
Judiciary - Takashi Yamashita Takashi Yamashita Ed., Okayama 2, LDP Ishiba
Foreign Affairs 4. Representative of the Prime Minister Tarō Kono Tarō Kono Ed., Kanagawa 15, LDP Asō
Cult and Science "Educational renewal " (kyōiku saisei) Masahiko Shibayama Masahiko Shibayama Ed., Saitama 8, LDP Hosoda
Social and work "Reform of Working Methods " (hatarakikata kaikaku) [Government initiative to limit extremely long working hours]
5. Representative of the Prime Minister
Takumi Nemoto Takumi Nemoto Ed., Fukushima 2, LDP Kishida
Agriculture, forestry and fishing - Takamori Yoshikawa Takamori Yoshikawa Ed., Hokkaidō 2, LDP Nikai
Economy and industry
Special tasks (organization for nuclear power compensation & reactor decommissioning)
"Competitiveness of the industry" (sangyō kyōsōryoku)
"Economic cooperation with Russia" (Roshia keizai bun'ya kyōryoku)
"Economic damage from nuclear power" (genshiryoku keizai higai)
Hiroshige Seko Hiroshige Seko Sen. (Class of 2013), Wakayama, LDP Hosoda
Land and Transport "Measures for the water cycle" (mizujunkan seisaku) Keiichi Ishii Keiichi Ishii Abg., Relative North Kantō, Kōmeitō -
special tasks (nuclear power disaster control)
- Yoshiaki Harada Yoshiaki Harada Ed., Fukuoka 8, LDP Asō
defense - Takeshi Iwaya Takeshi Iwaya Abg., Ōita 3 Asō
Chief Cabinet Secretary " Lightening the burden of the bases in Okinawa " (Okinawa kichi futan keigen)
"Kidnapping problem "
(rachi mondai) [see DPRK kidnapping of Japanese citizens ]
2. Representative of the Prime Minister
Yoshihide Suga Yoshihide Suga Ed., Kanagawa 2, LDP -
reconstruction "Comprehensive recovery from the nuclear power accident in Fukushima " (Fukushima gempatsu jiko saisei sōkatsu) Hiromichi Watanabe Hiromichi Watanabe (cropped) Ed., Chiba 6, LDP Takeshita
National Public Security Commission
Special Tasks (Civil Protection)
"Strengthening the toughness of the land" (kokudo kyōjinka) [government program for disaster control infrastructure ] Junzō Yamamoto Junzō Yamamoto Sen. (Class of 2016), Ehime , LDP Hosoda
Special Assignments (Okinawa & Northern Territories ; Consumers & Food Safety; Decline In Births; Maritime Affairs) "Activation of all 100 million" (ichi-oku-sō-katsuyaku) [government program for economic and social stability in demographic change]
"national public service" (kokka kōmuin seido)
"administrative reform" (gyōsei kaikaku)
"territorial conflicts " (ryōdo mondai)
Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi Mitsuhiro Miyakoshi Ed., Toyama 2, LDP Kishida
Special tasks (regional regeneration; deregulation; gender equality) "Activation of women" (josei katsuyaku) [see Abenomics or "Womenomics"]
"of city, person, work" (machi, hito, shigoto sōsei)
Satsuki Katayama Satsuki Katayama Sen. (Class of 2016), National, LDP Nikai
Special tasks (economic & fiscal policy) “Economic Renewal(keizai saisei)
Human Resources Development(hitozukuri kakumei)
“Integrated Social Security & Tax Reform” (shakai hoshō ・ zei ittai kaikaku)
3. Representative of the Prime Minister
Toshimitsu Motegi Toshimitsu Motegi Ed., Tochigi 5, LDP Nukaga
Special tasks ( Cool Japan Strategy; Promotion of Intellectual Property ; Science & Technology; Space) IT politics (jōhō tsūshin gijutsu (ai-tī) seisaku) Takuya Hirai Takuya Hirai Ed., Kagawa 1, LDP Kishida
Minister of State (without portfolio) Olympic & Paralympic Games Tokyo (Tōkyō orimpikku kyōgi taikai ・ Tōkyō pararimpikku kyōgi taikai) Yoshitaka Sakurada
(until April 11, 2019)
Yoshitaka Sakurada Ed., Chiba 8, LDP Nikai
Shun'ichi Suzuki
(from April 11, 2019)
Shun'ichi Suzuki Ed., Iwate 2, LDP Asō


  • Ichirō Tsukada , Vice Minister in the Reconstruction Department, Cabinet Office and MLIT, resigned from all offices on April 5, 2019. In a campaign speech for the gubernatorial election in Fukuoka , he had claimed that he had ordered the construction of a bridge between the hometowns of Prime Minister Abe and Finance Minister Asō, Shimonoseki and Kitakyūshū , following indirect demands from the two ( 忖度 , sontaku ; see also Moritomo Gakuen ).
  • Olympic Minister Sakurada announced his resignation on the evening of April 10, 2019. At an event held by the LDP lower house MP Hinako Takahashi from Iwate Prefecture, he claimed that Takahashi was more important than rebuilding after the Tōhoku earthquake in 2011 . Sakurada had previously been criticized for a number of thoughtless statements.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Deputy land minister quits after using graft buzzword sontaku to describe his decision to fund project for Abe. In: The Japan Times . April 5, 2019, accessed April 5, 2019 .
  2. Abe sacks gaffe-prone Olympics minister Sakurada after 3/11 remarks and gives predecessor job back. In: The Japan Times . April 11, 2019, accessed April 12, 2019 .