Profile of Minister for Foreign Affairs Hirofumi NAKASONE

photo (Hirofumi NAKASONE)

Liberal Democratic Party, Member of the House of Councillors,
Gumma prefectural constituency (elected 4 times)

Japanese

Biography

Date Curriculum Vitae
November 1945 Born in Gumma Prefecture, Japan
1968 Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University.
Asahi Chemical Industry (-1983)
1983 Special Assistant to the prime minister and the secretary to the president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
1986 Elected as a member of the House of Councillors for the first time
(successively elected 4 times to date)
1990 Parliamentary Vice-Minister, Ministry of International Trade and Industry
1993 Chairman, Committee on Commerce and Industry, House of Councillors
1997 Chairman, Committee on Rules and Administration, House of Councillors
1998 Chairman, the LDP' Policy Deliberation Board for the House of Councillors
Chairman, Special Committee on Managing Debts of Japan National Railway
Settlement Corporation and Reform of National Forestry Services, House of Councillors
1999 Minister of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, and Director-General of the Science and Technology Agency (Obuchi Cabinet)
2000 Minister of Education, Science, Sports and Culture, and Director-General of the Science and Technology Agency (Mori Cabinet)
Special Adviser to the prime minister (educational issues)
2001 Chairman, Deliberative Council on Political Ethics, House of Councillors
2002 President of the Judge Impeachment Court
2004 Chairman, Committee on Budget, House of Coucillors
2006 Chairman, Special Committee on Fundamental Law of Education, House of Councillors
2007 Chairman, Committee on Discipline, House of Councillors
Chairman, the LDP' Research Commission on Culture and Tradition
September 2008 Minister for Foreign Affairs

Major parliamentary associations

Japan-Poland Parliamentary Association of Friendship of the House of Councillors (Chairman), Japan-Lithuania Friendship Diet Members' League (Chairman), Japan-Latvia Friendship Diet Members' League (Chairman), Japan-Arab Parliamentary Friendship Association (Chairman), Japan-Mexico Parliamentarians' Friendship League (Vice-Chairman), The Japan-ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Exchange Group of the House of Councillors (President), Japan-Korea Parliamentarians’ Union (Deputy Chief Executive Director)

Family

Married with one son and one daughter


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