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


  July 29, 1957


1982 Graduated from the Faculty of Law, Waseda University


1982 Joined Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Ltd.
1987 Secretary to a member of the House of Representatives
1993 Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time
1997 Director, Youth Division, LDP
1999 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Construction
2000 Director, Commerce and Industry Division, LDP
Director, Newspaper Division, Public Relations Headquarters, LDP
2001 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Director-General, Treasury Bureau, LDP
2005 Chairperson, Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare, HR
2007 Minister of State for Special Missions (Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Quality-of-Life Policy, "Challenge Again" Initiative, Science and Technology Policy, and Regulatory Reform)
2008 Minister for Consumer Affairs
Minister for Space Policy
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
2017 Minister for Foreign Affairs/Minister of Defense
Chairperson, Policy Research Council, LDP
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