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Koji Omi is a Japanese politician currently serving as Minister of Finance in the cabinet of Shinzo Abe.
Omi was born in Numata, Gunma Prefecture and graduated with a degree in Commerce from Hitotsubashi University. He joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry and later served as consul general of Japan in New York City and as Director of the Small Business Administration. He resigned from the bureaucracy in 1982 to run for office, and was elected to the Diet of Japan in 1983.
Omi was appointed as Director of the Economic Planning Bureau in 1997 and briefly as a state minister under Junichiro Koizumi in 2001. He was on a mission to the United States during the September 11, 2001 attacks.
He was appointed Minister of Finance on September 26, 2006.
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