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KISHIDA Fumio

KISHIDA Fumio

Chairperson, Policy Research Council, Liberal Democratic Party
Member, House of Representatives (HR)
Constituency: Hiroshima Prefecture 1st electoral district; Elected 9 times

Born

  July 29, 1957

Education

1982 Graduated from Faculty of Law, Waseda University

Career

1982 Joined Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Ltd.
1987 Secretary to a member of the House of Representatives
1993 Elected as Member of the House of Representatives (thereafter reelected in eight consecutive elections)
1997 Director, Youth Division, Party Organization and Campaign Headquarters, LDP
1999 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Construction (second Obuchi and Mori Cabinets)
2000 Director, Commerce and Industry Division, Policy Research Council, LDP
Director, Newspaper Division, Public Relations Headquarters, LDP
2001 Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Koizumi Cabinet)
Director-General, Treasury Bureau, LDP
2005 Chairman, Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare, HR
2007 Minister of State for Special Missions (first Abe Cabinet)
(Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Quality-of-Life Policy, "Challenge Again" Initiative, Science and Technology Policy, and Regulatory Reform)
2008 Minister of State for Special Missions (Fukuda Cabinet)
(Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Science and Technology Policy, Quality-of-Life Policy and Regulatory Reform)
Minister for Consumer Affairs (Fukuda Cabinet)
Minister for Space Policy (Fukuda Cabinet)
Director, Interest Group Policy Division, Party Organization and Campaign Headquarters, LDP
Chairperson, Research Commission on Consumer Issues, LDP
2011 Chairperson, Diet Affairs Committee, LDP
2012 Minister for Foreign Affairs (second Abe Cabinet)
2014 Minister for Foreign Affairs (second Abe Cabinet (Reshuffled) and third Abe Cabinet)
2015 Minister for Foreign Affairs (third Abe Cabinet (Reshuffled))
2016 Minister for Foreign Affairs (third Abe Cabinet (second Reshuffled))
2017 Minister for Foreign Affairs/Minister of Defense
Chairperson, Policy Research Council, LDP
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