Minister of Education, Culture, Science and Technology



Born: June 7, 1943
Member of the House of Representatives
Constituency: Miyazaki Prefecture 1 (Elected 5 times)

March 1966Graduated from Faculty of law, University of Tokyo

September 2004Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
November 2003Elected to the House of Representatives
September 2003Deputy Secretary-General, LDP
March 2003Chairman, Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare, H.R
October 2002Deputy Chairman, Research Commissions, LDP
January 2001Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
December 2000Senior Vice-Minister of International Trade and Industry
July 2000Chairman, Special Committee on Disasters, H.R
June 2000Elected to the House of Representatives
October 1999Chairman, Committee on Commerce and Industry, H.R
November 1996Director, Commerce and Industry Division, LDP
1996Elected to the House of Representatives
December 1992Director, Environment Division, LDP
December 1990Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Education
1990Elected to the House of Representatives
1986Elected to the House of Representatives (H.R.)
1982Director for Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Finance
1980Director, Tokai Local Finance Bureau, Ministry of Finance
1978Head of Budget Bureau, Ministry of Finance
1975World Bank (Washington D.C.)
1971Chief of Ebara Tax Office
1966Entered the Ministry of Finance