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Takukichi Kawasaki
Takukichi Kawasaki (8 March 1871-27 March 1936) was Minister of Commerce and Industry of Japan from 9 to 27 March 1939, succeeding Chuji Matsuda and preceding Gotaro Ogawa.

Biography

Takukichi Kawasaki was born in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan on 8 March 1871, and he graduated from the Tokyo Imperial University law school before finding work with the Home Ministry. In 1916, he became governor of Fukushima Prefecture and later served as Director-General for Home Affairs in Taiwan, Director-General for Agriculture and Commerce, Mayor of Nagoya, Director-General of the National Police Agency, Deputy Home Minister, a member of the House of Peers with the Minsei Party. In 1936, he was chosen to serve as Prime Minister Keisuke Okada's Minister of Education, but the February 26 Incident forced the entire cabinet to resign. He was later named Minister of Commerce and Industry, but he died before he could take office.

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