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Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee, Liberal Democratic Party
Member, House of Representatives (HR)
Constituency: Tokyo Metropolitan 11th electoral district; Elected 8 times


  May 23, 1954, in Gunma prefecture


1978 Graduated from School of Education, Waseda University


1989 Elected as Member of Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly
1996 Elected as Member of the House of Representatives (thereafter reelected in seven consecutive elections)
Section Leader, Youth Division, Party Organization and Campaign Headquarters, LDP
1999 Acting Director, Judicial Affairs Division, Policy Research Council, LDP
2000 Director, Committee on Foreign Affairs, HR
Director, Youth Division, Party Organization and Campaign Headquarters, LDP
2002 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Justice
2003 Deputy Secretary-General, LDP
2005 Deputy Chairperson, Diet Affairs Committee, LDP
2006 Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
2007 Chairman, Committee on Judicial Affairs, HR
2009 Deputy Chairperson, Policy Research Council, LDP
2010 LDP Shadow Cabinet Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
LDP Shadow Cabinet Minister of State for Special Missions (Science and Technology)
2012 Chairperson, Headquarters for the Revitalization of Education, LDP
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Minister in charge of Education Rebuilding
2013 Minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
2015 Special Advisor to the President of LDP and Deputy Secretary-General for Special Missions, LDP
2016 Executive Acting Secretary-General, LDP
2018 Chairperson, Headquarters for the Promotion of Revision of the Constitution, LDP
2019 Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee, LDP
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