Minister of State for Defense

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Shigeru ISHIBA

Born: February 4, 1957, Tottori Prefecture

1979Graduated from Keio University

April 1979Entered the Bank of Mitsui
July 1986First Elected Member of the House of Representatives (5 terms in total, up to the present)
December 1992Parliamentary Vice Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
January 1996Chairman, Special Committee on Deregulation, HR
August 1998Chairman, Committee on Transport, HR
July 2000Senior State Secretary for the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
December 2000
-January 2001
Senior State Secretary for Defense
January 2001
- April 2001
Senior Vice Minister for Defense
September 2002Minister of State for Defense