September 1, 2022
(photo) State Minister for Foreign Affairs YAMADA Kenji

Mr. YAMADA Kenji

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
Member of the House of Representatives
Hyogo 7th Electoral District (elected four times)


DateCurriculum Vitae
April 20, 1966Born
1985Graduated from Northview High School in Indiana (USA)
1986Graduated from Tennoji High School Attached to Osaka Kyoiku University
1990Graduated from Faculty of Law, University of Kobe
1990Joined Sumitomo Bank, Ltd. (currently Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation)
1995Assigned to the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (currently the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
2006Joined SG Private Banking (Japan), Ltd. (currently SMBC Trust Bank Ltd.)
Engaged in volunteer activities for children in Ashiya City and Nishinomiya City
2010President, Kiwanis Club of Ashiya
2011Leader, Branch of the Liberal Democratic Party in Hyogo 7th Electoral District
December 2012Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time (46th General Election, Hyogo 7th Electoral District)
December 2014Reelected to the House of Representatives (47th General Election, second term)
October 2017Reelected to the House of Representatives (48th General Election, third term)
October 2018Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (Reshuffled Forth Abe Cabinet)
October 2021Deputy Chairperson, Diet Affairs Committee, Liberal Democratic Party
October 2021Reelected to the House of Representatives (49th General Election, fourth term)
August 2022State Minister for Foreign Affairs (Reshuffled Second Kishida Cabinet)
Wife and two children
Travel, cycling, ground golf
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