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Minister of State for "Cool Japan" Strategy
Minister of State for the Intellectual Property Strategy
Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy
Minister of State for Space Policy

Takuya HIRAI

Date of Birth: Jan. 25,1958
Place of Birth: Kagawa Prefecture
Political Party: Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Member of the House of Representatives (Elected 7 times)
Constituency: Kagawa 1st District

Education

Mar.1980 Graduated from Sophia University Faculty of Foreign Studies
Mar.1976 Graduated from Takamatsu Daiichi High School

Career

Oct. 2018 Minister in charge of Information Technology Policy
Minister of State for "Cool Japan" Strategy
Minister of State for the Intellectual Property Strategy
Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy
Minister of State for Space Policy
Aug.2017 Chairperson, Public Relations Headquarters, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Aug.2016 Director-General, Information Research Bureau, LDP
Sep.2015 Acting Chairperson, Public Relations Headquarters, LDP
Dec.2014 Elected to the House of Representatives (47th General Election) (6th term)
Oct.2013 Chairperson, Special Mission Committee on IT Strategy, LDP (Reappointed)
Dec.2012 Chairperson, Committee on Cabinet
Dec.2012 Elected to the House of Representatives (46th General Election) (5th term)
Oct.2012 Deputy Chairperson, Policy Research Council, LDP
Oct.2011 Director, Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications Division, LDP (Shadow Cabinet Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications)
Sep.2010 Director, Internet Media Division, LDP
Sep.2009 Director, Publicity and Strategies Division, LDP
Chairperson, Special Mission Committee on IT Strategy, LDP
Aug.2009 Elected to the House of Representatives (45th General Election) (4th term)
Aug.2008 Deputy Chairperson, Policy Research Council, LDP
Sep.2007 State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (Fukuda Cabinet) (Reappointed)
Aug.2007 State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (First Abe Cabinet (Reshuffled))
Oct.2006 Director, Economy, Trade and Industry Division, LDP
Nov.2005 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office (Third Koizumi Cabinet)
Sep.2005 Elected to the House of Representatives (44th General Election) (Third term)
Nov.2003 Elected to the House of Representatives (43th General Election) (Second term)
Dec.2000 Joined Liberal Democratic Party
Kagawa Prefecture First Electoral District Branch Chief
Jun.2000 Elected to the House of Representatives (42th General Election) (First term) (Independent)
Apr.1995 Director of Takamatsu Chuo High School
Nov.1987 CEO of Nishinippon Broadcasting Co. Ltd.
Apr.1980 Joined DENTSU Inc.

Family

Wife , two sons, one daughter

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