Ministers

Profile of Minister for Foreign Affairs MOTEGI Toshimitsu

October 1, 2019
Japanese

  • (Photo) MOTEGI Toshimitsu

Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
Member of the House of Representatives
Tochigi 5th Electoral District (elected nine times)

Biography

Date Curriculum Vitae
October 7, 1955 Born
March 1978 Graduated from Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo
1978-1980 Marubeni Corporation
June 1983 Completed Master's Degree at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
1983 Political Journalist of the Yomiuri Shimbun
1984-1992 Management Consultant, McKinsey & Company
July 1993 Elected to the House of Representatives (Tochigi 5th Electoral District)
(elected nine times consecutively)
October 2002 Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
(1st Koizumi Cabinet (1st Reshuffled Cabinet))
September 2003 Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Science and Technology Policy, and Information Technology
(1st Koizumi Cabinet)
September 2007 Chairman, Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare, House of Representatives
August 2008 Minister of State for Financial Services and Administrative Reform
(Fukuda Cabinet (Reshuffled Cabinet))
September 2010 Chairman, Public Relations Headquarters, Liberal Democratic Party
September 2011 Chairman, Policy Council, Liberal Democratic Party
December 2012 Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
(2nd Abe Cabinet)
September 2014 Chairman, Election Committee, Liberal Democratic Party
August 2016 Chairman, Policy Council, Liberal Democratic Party
August 2017 Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
Minister for Human Resources Development
Minister in charge of Economic Revitalization
(3rd Abe Cabinet (3rd Reshuffled Cabinet))
October 2018 Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
Minister in charge of Social Security Reform
Minister in charge of TPP and Japan-U.S. Trade Negotiations
(4th Abe Cabinet (Reshuffled Cabinet))
September 2019 Minister for Foreign Affairs (4th Abe Cabinet (2nd Reshuffled Cabinet))