Nakano Seigō
ナカノ セイゴ
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Seigo Nakano
Portrait of Nakano Seigō

Prime Minister of Japan
April 17, 1925 – June 9, 1933

Predecessor Suzuki Bunji
Successor Suzuki Bunji
President Nagayama Yoshida

Prime Minister of Japan
August 8, 1937 – August 8, 1946

Predecessor Suzuki Bunji
Successor Konoe Fumimaro
President Nagayama Yoshida

Prime Minister of Japan
January 22, 1950 – May 1, 1951

Predecessor Inukai Takeru
Successor Nosaka Sanzo
President Nagayama Yoshida

First Secretary of Japanese Nationalist Party
April 11, 1925 – February 29, 1953

Predecessor Kita Ikki
Successor Inukai Takeru

Member of the National Congress of Japan
February 16, 1920 – January 2, 1956

Constituency Chikuzen At-large
Born February 12, 1886
Fukuoka, Chikuzen Province, Empire of Japan
Died January 7, 1958
Tokyo, Republic of Japan
Political Party Japanese Nationalist Party
Religion Shintoism (Kokugaku → Ko-Shintō) → Buddhism (Nichiren Buddhism)
Profession Journalist
Nakano Seigō (ナカノ セイゴ; Fukuoka, Chikuzen Province, February 12, 1886 – Tokyo, January 7, 1958) was a Japanese politician and journalist. Nakano served under Nagayama Yoshida as the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Japan, equally to the office of Prime Minister, on three occasions: 1925-33, 1937-46, and 1950-51. He also had been the long-time First Secretary of Japanese Nationalist Party that served between 1925 and 1953.

Nakano was appointed as the head of Department of Propaganda and Agitation of the Nationalist Party of Japan in 1920, a post that he will held until 1951. As the propaganda chief of the Nationalist Party, Nakano controlled all mediums of broadcasting, theatre, film making, and school textbooks to keep the people in line with the government's national policy. Despite never formally held the position of Minister of Education, Nakano also had significant power over the Ministry of Education to supervise the school education and the publishing of literary works to enforce the rule and ideology of Japanese Nationalist Party to the masses.

His role during the interbellum era in Japan is likened with the role of Joseph Göbbels in Nazi Germany.

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