Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs



Date of birth: May 3, 1952
Member of the House of Representatives
Constituency: Proportional representation (Elected 1 time)

1982Ph. D. in Political Science, Yale University
1977M. A., Yale University
1975B. A., Sophia University, Tokyo

2005Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs
2004-Executive member of the Japan Association for International Relations
2003President, Conference on Disarmament in Geneva
2003Chairperson, UN First Biennial Meeting of States on Small Arms and Light Weapons
2002-2004Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Conference on Disarmament
2001-2002Member, Council for Gender Equality
1999-Board Member, Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance
1996-1998Member, Administrative Reform Council
1994-1995Member, Defense Policy Review Council
1990-Professor, Faculty of Law, Sophia University
1986Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, Australian National University
1983-1984Visiting Fellow, Center for International Affairs, Harvard University
1981-1990Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Sophia University