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Yamaguchi Tsuyoshi


Date of Birth : October 3, 1954

Place of Birth : Hyogo Prefecture, Japan

Affiliation   : Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)

Member of the House of Representatives : Elected seven times, Hyogo District 12

Education
1979 : Undergraduate Degree, the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law

1982 : Master’s Degree, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

1989 : Doctoral Degree, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Career
1979 : Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Economic Affairs Bureau)

1987 : Chief Secretary, Security Policy Division, Intelligence Coordination Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1989 : First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the People’s Republic of China

1991 : First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Pakistan

1993 : First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom

1995 : Director, International Science Cooperation Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2000 : First Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12 (42nd General Election)

2005 : Second Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12 (44th General Election)

2009 : Third Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12 (45th General Election)

2011 : State Minister of Cabinet Office in charge of National Policy (Second Kan Cabinet)
     State Minister for Foreign Affairs (First Noda Cabinet, Second Reshuffled Noda Cabinet)

2012 : Fourth Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12 (46th General Election)

2014 : Fifth Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12 (47th General Election)

2016 : Chairperson, Committee on Security, House of Representatives

2017 : Sixth Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12 (48th General Election)

2018 : Chairperson, Special Committee on North Korean Abductions, House of Representatives
     Deputy Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)

2020 : Chief Deputy Secretary-General, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)

2021 : Minister of the Environment

2021 : Seventh Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12 (49th General Election)


Hobbies    : Tennis, Skiing, Listening to music
Personal motto : Pave the way to make the impossible possible.

Yamaguchi Tsuyoshi