|Intro||Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party|
|Birth||12 October 1955, Towada, Japan|
|Politics||Liberal Democratic Party|
Akinori Eto (江渡 聡徳, Eto Akinori, born 1955) is a Japanese politician and the former defense minister of Japan.
Eto is a politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Towada, Aomori, he attended Nihon University as both undergraduate and graduate. He was elected for the first time in 1996 but lost his seat in the re-election four years later. He was re-elected in 2003. Like Abe and most members of the Cabinet, he is affiliated to the openly revisionist organization Nippon Kaigi.