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Minister of State for Regional Revitalization
Minister of State for Regulatory Reform


Date of Birth: 8 Aug 1948
Place of Birth: Kitakyushu City
Political Party: Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Member of the House of Representatives (Elected 7 times )
Constituency: Fukuoka 10th District


Graduated from University of Tokyo, Faculty of Economics
Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
Visiting Scholar, Harvard University’s Center for International Affairs (U.S.-Japan Program)


Chairman of the Special Committee for Regional Revitalization (present)
Member, Standing Committee on Budget (present)
Chairman, Research Commission on Tourism Nation, LDP (present)
Secretary for Research Commission on the Tax System, LDP (present)
2013 Chairman, Special Committee on Consumer Affairs
2008 Chairman, Standing Committee on Judicial Affairs
2006 Senior Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
1993 Elected to the House of Representatives
1991 Lecturer, Kyusyu International University
1987 Personal Secretary to Minister of Finance
1971 Entered Ministry of Finance
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan 1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8914, Japan.
Tel: +81-3-5253-2111