Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare



The Democratic Party of Japan
Date of Birth: August 8, 1943
Place of Birth: Kochi Prefecture, Japan

1966.3B.D., School of Law, Meiji University

2011. 1Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (2nd Reshuffled Kan Cabinet)
2010. 9Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (Reshuffled Kan Cabinet)
2009. 9Senior Vice-Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare (Hatoyama Cabinet)
2007. 9Minister of Justice, "Next Cabinet", DPJ
2006. 9Member, committee on Health, Labour and Welfare, HR
2006. 9Permanent Executive in charge of North Kanto, DPJ
2006. 9Director, Special Committee on Establishment of Political Ethics and Revision of Public Offices Election Act, HR
2005. 9Director, Committee on Budget, HR
2004. 5Chairman, Committee on Audit and Oversight of Administration, HR
2003. 1Director, Committee on Budget, HR
2002.12Permanent Executive in charge of Hoku-shinetsu, North Kanto, DPJ
2002. 9Deputy Chairman, Diet Affairs Committee, DPJ
1999.10Chairman, Committee on Environment, HR
1999. 9Permanent Executive and the Head of the Financial Bureau, The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)
1990. 2Elected to member of the House of Representatives (HR) (Elected 7 times)
1981Set up Koshigaya General Law Firm
1974. 4Practice at the bar