1985, graduate, Faculty of Law, Tokyo University; 1992, graduate, Graduate School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland. 1985, joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI); 1999, Director, Environmental Protection and Industrial Location Bureau, MITI. Since 2003, Member of the House of Representatives. Former: Shadow Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP); Deputy Chairman, Policy Research Council; LDP Acting Chairman; Special Committee on Energy Policy, LDP. 2008, Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs; Dec. 2012, appointed Senior Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office (2nd Abe Cabinet); responsible for economic revitalization, economic and fiscal policy, the total reform of social security and tax, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the abduction issue, international peace cooperation, disaster management, national infrastructure resilience, the public finance initiative, and non-profit organizations.