Ministers

Profile of Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio KISHIDA

August 3, 2016
Japanese

  • photo (Fumio KISHIDA)

Fumio KISHIDA

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
Member of the House of Representatives
Hiroshima 1st Electoral District (elected eight times)

Biography

Date Curriculum Vitae
July 29, 1957 Born
1982 Graduated from the School of Law, Waseda University
Joined Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Ltd.
1987 Secretary to a member of the House of Representatives
1993 Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time (40th General Election) (Elected eight times as of present)
1999 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Construction (2nd Obuchi Cabinet)
2000 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Construction (Mori Cabinet)
2001 Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (Koizumi Cabinet)
2005 Chairman of the Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare of the House of Representatives
2007 Minister of State for Special Missions (1st Abe Cabinet)
(Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Quality-of-Life Policy, "Challenge Again" Initiative, Science and Technology Policy, and Regulatory Reform)
Minister of State for Special Missions (Fukuda Cabinet)
(Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Science and Technology Policy, Quality-of-Life Policy and Regulatory Reform)
2008 Minister for Consumer Affairs (Fukuda Cabinet)
Minister for Space Policy (Fukuda Cabinet)
2011 Chairman of the LDP’s Diet Affairs Committee
December 2012 Minister for Foreign Affairs (2nd Abe Cabinet)
September 2014 Minister for Foreign Affairs (2nd Abe Cabinet (Reshuffled))
December 2014 Minister for Foreign Affairs (3rd Abe Cabinet)
October 2015 Minister for Foreign Affairs (3rd Abe Cabinet (Reshuffled))
August 2016 Minister for Foreign Affairs (3rd Abe Cabinet (2nd Reshuffled))

Family:

Wife and three children (sons)