If secret agreements are revealed, will we amend the three principles, or hold to them? These are questions for political debateRevealing 'secret' deals concerns Okada Sep 18, 2009
My only mission, my biggest mission is to achieve a change in government in the next Lower House electionOkada re-elected as opposition leader Sep 14, 2004
We'll be unburdening ourselves of the insistence of past governments that a secret agreement did not existJapan plans to expose secret U.S. pact Nov 24, 2009
Regarding what happened 100 years ago, Japan deprived Koreans of their nation and left a great wound on their national prideOkada calls for new ties with S. Korea Feb 11, 2010
China is the only country among the five nuclear powers (the United States, Russia, Britain, France and China) that is increasing its nuclear arsenalChina reacts strongly to Japan request May 17, 2010
Katsuya Okada (岡田 克也, Okada Katsuya?, born July 14, 1953) is a Japanese politician. He is a member of the House of Representatives of Japan, and the former president and current Secretary General of the Democratic Party of Japan. From September 2009 to September 2010, he served as the country's Foreign Minister.
Okada is the second son of Takuya Okada, who is a founder of Japanese retail giant AEON Group. His elder brother, Motoya Okada is the President and CEO of AEON Group. He has a younger brother and a half-sister. A native of Yokkaichi, Mie, Okada graduated from the University of Tokyo with a degree in law, and entered the Ministry of International Trade and Industry. He also studied at Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs in Harvard University.
Okada ran for the House of Representatives at the 1990 general election from LDP, representing Mie Prefecture's third district, and later joined the Takeshita faction of the Liberal Democratic Party, and followed faction leaders Tsutomu Hata and Ichirō Ozawa to join the Japan Renewal Party in 1993. Through a series of splits and mergers, Okada then became a member of the Shinshinto, Sun Party, and Minseito, finally entering the DPJ upon its merger with Minseito in 1998.