Koshiro Ueki

Koshiro Ueki
Minister of Finance
In office
7 July 1972  22 December 1972
Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka
Preceded by Mikio Mizuta
Succeeded by Kiichi Aichi
Minister of Justice
In office
17 February 1971  5 July 1971
Prime Minister Eisaku Satō
Preceded by Daisuke Akita
Succeeded by Shigesaburo Maeo
In office
8 December 1960  18 July 1962
Prime Minister Hayato Ikeda
Preceded by Tetsuzo Kojima
Succeeded by Kunio Nakagaki
Personal details
Born 28 January 1900
Fukui Prefecture
Died 11 March 1980(1980-03-11) (aged 80)
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater Tokyo University

Koshiro Ueki (植木 庚子郎 Ueki Kōshirō, 28 January 1900 - 11 March 1980)[1] was a Japanese politician. He served as justice minister for two terms and finance minister.

Early life and education

Ueki was born in 1900.[1] He received a law degree from Tokyo University in 1925.[2]


Following graduation Ueki began his career at the ministry of finance.[2] During World War II he was the head of budget bureau.[3][4] In 1945, he became the head of monopoly bureau at the ministry.[2]

He was elected to the house of representatives in 1952.[2] He was a member of the Liberal Democratic Party.[3] At the end of the 1950s he was among the Japanese house members union to promote Japan - China trade.[5] He served as justice minister for two terms.[1] He was first appointed to the post on 8 December 1960, replacing Tetsuzo Kojima in the post.[1] Ueki's term ended on 18 Jul 1962 and was replaced by Kunio Nakagaki as justice minister.[1]

Ueki was appointed president of Sagami Women's University in 1968.[2] In 1971 he again served as justice minister for a brief period between February to July.[1] On 7 July 1972 he was appointed minister of finance, replacing Mikio Mizuta in the post.[1] Ueki served in the cabinet led by Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka.[3] Ueki's term ended on 22 December 1972 and Kiichi Aichi was appointed to the post.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "Finance Ministers". Rulers. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Kenpō Chōsakai (Japan) (1 January 1980). Japan's Commission on the Constitution, the Final Report. University of Washington Press. p. 401. ISBN 978-0-295-80401-9. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  3. 1 2 3 John Creighton Campbell (1980). Contemporary Japanese Budget Politics. University of California Press. p. 252. ISBN 978-0-520-04087-8. Retrieved 21 December 2013.
  4. James Babb (Summer 1995). "Japan's Ministry of Finance and the Politics of Complicity". Review of International Political Economy. 2 (3). JSTOR 4177158.
  5. Shao Chuan Leng (1958). Japan and Communist China. Kyoto: Doshisha University Press. Retrieved 21 December 2013.  via Questia (subscription required)
Political offices
Preceded by
Mikio Mizuta
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Kiichi Aichi
Preceded by
Daisuke Akita
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Shigesaburo Maeo
Preceded by
Tetsuzo Kojima
Minister of Justice
1960 - 1962
Succeeded by
Kunio Nakagaki
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