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Chairperson, General Council, Liberal Democratic Party
Member, House of Representatives
Constituency: Kagoshima Prefecture 4th electoral district; Elected 7 times, House of Councillors; Elected once


  April 8, 1945


1975 Elected as Member of Kagoshima City Council for the first time
1982 Chairperson of the Kagoshima City Council
1998 Elected to the House of Councillors (from Kagoshima prefecture)
2002 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Finance
2004 Elected as Member of the House of Representatives
2007 State Minister of Finance
2008 State Minister of Finance
2009 Director, Local Organizations and Local Assembly Members Division, LDP
2010 Director-General, Treasury Bureau, LDP
2012 Chairperson, Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, HR
2013 Acting Chairperson, General Council, LDP
Chairperson, Committee on TPP, LDP
2015 Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
2017 Chairperson, Diet Affairs Committee, LDP
Chairperson, Headquarters for Economic Partnership Agreements including TPP, Japan-EU EPA, and Japan-US TAG, LDP
2021 Executive Acting Chairperson, General Council, LDP
2022 Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee, LDP
2023 Chairperson, General Council, LDP
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