Minister of Ocean Policy Sadakazu Tanigaki of Japan

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Tanigaki was born in Fukuchiyama and attended Azabu High School.
Tanigaki was prepared for a legal career after close to ten years of study, but his father, who represented the second district in Kyoto, died in 1983.
Since 2002, Tanigaki has led a minor faction in the Liberal Democratic Party, formerly part of the Kochikai faction, with 11 members in the lower house and 4 in the upper house.
Tanigaki was viewed as the "moderate" candidate in the race, mainly due to his foreign policy views: unlike Abe and Asō, he stated that he would not continue visits to Yasukuni Shrine if he became prime minister, which made him a more attractive candidate among LDP leaders who sought better relations with China and Korea.
On September 24, 2007, Tanigaki was named chief policymaker of the LDP by newly-elected party president Yasuo Fukuda.
Sadakazu Tanigaki is the Japan Finance Minister, taking office on September 20th, 2004.
Tanigaki has previously held positions as the chairman of the National Public Safety Commission and Industrial Revival minister in Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's previous cabinet.
Tanigaki was in China to attend a meeting of Asian and European financial leaders.
Notice how tightly Mr Tanigaki is holding Renqing's hand.
Observers are asking why, with all the problems in the world, and reform issues on his plate at home, Mr Tanigaki has made it a personal crusade to undermine the Weberian bureaucrats steering the BoJ.
Mr Tanigaki is shown here with his vision of the future: A Yen that has been debased so thoroughly by persistent 7% of GDP fiscal gaps, and through years of ZIRP and quanititative easing, that the only thing the YEN will be good for is framing and hanging on one's sitting room wall.
But Tanigaki is wily and always prepared.
Japanese Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said on Friday countries should not rely just on currencies to address global imbalances.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said on Friday countries should not rely just on currencies to address global imbalances.
Japanese Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said on Monday US.
OSAKA, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said on Monday US.
Media reports said last week that Tanigaki had spoken with Snow by phone ahead of the release of the Treasury Department's currency report late on Wednesday.
But Tanigaki has declined to say whether he spoke to Snow.
Turning to the Japanese economy, Tanigaki remained optimistic.
Tanigaki is known for his desire to ease tensions with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea and for his disagreement with Koizumi's Yasukuni Shrine visits, which have sparked much of the tensions between the three countries.
SADAKAZU TANIGAKI has been the minister of finance of Japan and a governor of ADB since 2004.
Japanese finance chief Sadakazu Tanigaki says the G7 will not neglect concerns about the dollar's strength.
TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) -- Japanese Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki says this weekend's Group of Seven (G7) talks will focus on macroeconomic and structural issues but currencies will not be left out.
Tanigaki said he informed Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi he will run in September's race to succeed him as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP.
In his campaign pledges, Tanigaki has vowed to revamp Japan's ties with China and South Korea, both angered at Koizumi's repeated visits to a shrine to Japan's war dead which also honors 14 top war criminals.
Tanigaki has said he would not visit the Yasukuni shrine, an apparent contrast to Abe who is a staunch defender of the site but has not said if he would go as premier.
Tanigaki has also said he believed war criminals' names should be removed from the shrine, which Beijing and Seoul regard as a symbol of Japan's past militarism.
Tanigaki has also called for an early consumption tax hike to reduce Japan's national debt, while his rivals, including Abe, have voiced opposition for fear it would stall the country's economy recovery.
Japanese Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki wipes his brow as he announces his candidacy for the president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and for prime minister at the party's headquarters in Tokyo yesterday.
Tanigaki has indicated that he would not visit the Yasukuni shrine if he were prime minister.
Tanigaki is seen as something of a long shot.
Earlier yesterday, Abe told reporters he thought Tanigaki had achieved solid results as finance minister and "has considerable insight.
Japanese Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said on Friday that G7 financial heads would discuss exchange rates when they meet in Singapore on September 16, but he declined to say if the yen would be at the center of those talks.
Asked about German Deputy Finance Minister Thomas Mirows comment on Thursday that G7 finance ministers would discuss the weakness of the yen, Tanigaki said only, I have no preset idea on what kind of opinions will be expressed at the meeting.
TOKYO: Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said Sunday that keeping interest rates near zero was important as mild deflation persisted in Japan.
The economy has been improving, but mild deflation still continues, Tanigaki said on Asahi Televisions Sunday Project program.
Tanigaki said the Bank of Japan and the government needed to work together to end deflation and support the Japanese economy.
Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki has said that, as prime minister, he would not visit a controversial Tokyo war shrine that has angered neighboring Asia countries.
Speaking to reporters after a meeting with Koizumi, Tanigaki said he told the premier he will formally announce his plan to campaign for the post Thursday afternoon.
Japan's Tanigaki says excessive forex movements undesirable - report - Forbes.
In a fresh warning over the US dollar's sharp fall against the yen, Tanigaki was quoted by Kyodo as saying that Japan's currency policy is in sync with the Group of Seven financial leaders' stance that foreign exchange rates should reflect economic fundamentals and 'excessive volatility and disorderly movements' in exchange rates are undesirable for economic growth.
Sadakazu TanigakiTanigaki was born March 7, 1945, in Tokyo, is a law graduate from Tokyo University.
Japan Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki says the US.
TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) -- Japan's Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki says he believes the United States is sticking to its policy of wanting a strong dollar.
between the two major trading partners.
news agency as saying in Tokyo Friday.
when the phenomenon has been overcome.
Japan's Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said Friday he will hold a first bilateral financial dialogue with his Chinese counterpart Jin Renqing in Beijing next week.
Tanigaki said the bilateral dialogue, to be held in Beijing on March 25-26, is meaningful because the two nations share common challenges in economic and fiscal management.
Since a meeting with US Treasury Secretary John Snow in London earlier this month, Tanigaki has turned up the rhetoric on currency reform in China and has started to use the word “decisive” to describe the change he would like to see.
In terms of content of the reform, China needs decisive action which will have a significant effect,” Tanigaki was quoted by a Japanese Finance Ministry as telling Jin.
WASHINGTON, Jan 14: Japanese Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki said on Friday he did not expect the government to oppose any Bank of Japan decision to end its ultra-loose monetary policy, suggesting he trusted the central bank’s judgment.
There shouldn’t be a big difference, Tanigaki said when asked about the government and BoJ’s views.
Tanigaki said he expected no imminent change in the BoJ’s monthly buying of long-term Japanese government bonds.
Tanigaki said he discussed Chinese currency policy with US officials, emphasizing that Japan shared their concerns over limited flexibility in the yuan.
Japanese officials have been less vocal in pushing for change in Chinese policy, but Tanigaki has said a more flexible currency would help China better manage its economy, mitigating potential risks to the global economy.
will mainly discuss issues surrounding the high energy prices.
solve global imbalances by adjusting exchange rates alone.
ministers and central bank governors on Sept.
Tanigaki said foreign exchange rates should move in a stable manner and "reflect fundamentals of the economy.
Tanigaki said today at a regular press conference.