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Profile of State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko ABE

October 18, 2018
Japanese

  • (Photo) State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko ABE

Ms. Toshiko ABE

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
Member of the House of Representatives
Okayama 3rd Electoral District (elected five times)

Date Curriculum Vitae
May 19, 1959 Born in Miyagi Prefecture
1997 Completed doctoral course in nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago (Ph.D.)
1997-2003 Lecturer, Gunma University
Lecturer and Assistant Professor, Tokyo Medical and Dental University
2003 Vice President of the Japanese Nursing Association
September 2005 Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time (44th General Election)
August 2009 Reelected to the House of Representatives (45th General Election, second term)
December 2012 Reelected to the House of Representatives (46th General Election, third term)
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
September 2014 State Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
December 2014 Reelected to the House of Representatives (47th General Election, fourth term)
2015 Deputy Chairman of the LDP Diet Affairs Committee
2016 Deputy Secretary-General of the LDP
October 2017 Reelected to the House of Representatives (48th General Election, fifth term)
October 2018 State Minister for Foreign Affairs
Hobbies:
Reading, listening to music, and going to onsen (hot springs)