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Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee, Liberal Democratic Party
Member, House of Representatives
(Shizuoka Prefecture, 8th electoral district; Elected 9 times)


  February 18, 1950


1972 Graduated from Ambassador College, USA
1974 Graduated from Keio University (Faculty of Law)


1978 Deputy Director, Secretariat, International Youth Association of Japan
1990 Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time
1995 Parliamentary Vice Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
2003 Director, Education and Science Division, Policy Research Council, LDP
2004 State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology
2006 Chairperson, Committee on Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, HR
2008 Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology
2010 Deputy Secretary-General, LDP
2011 Chairperson, General Council, LDP
2012 Chairperson, Finance Committee, LDP
2014 Executive Acting Chairperson, Policy Research Council, LDP
2016 Chairperson, Special Committee on the Trans Pacific Partnership, HR
2017 Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee, LDP
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