Mr. OTSUJI Hidehisa'S PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FACE

Mr. OTSUJI Hidehisa

  • Liberal Democratic Party and The Party for Japanese Kokoro
  • Elected 1989, 1995, 2001, 2007 and 2013, Kagoshima Prefecture
  • Current Responsibilities in the House of Councillors
    (as of December 16,2017)
    Committee on Environment
    Committee on Discipline
    Special Committee on Consumer Affairs
    Research Committee on International Economy and Foreign Affairs

Born:
 October 2, 1940, Kagoshima Prefecture

Education:
 University of Tokyo (left in mid-course)

Career:
 1971 globetrotter and reporter
 1979 Member, Kagoshima Prefectural Assembly (2 terms)
 1987 Standing Director, Japan Association for the
    Bereaved Families of the War Dead
 1989 first elected to the House of Councillors
 1996 Vice-Chairman, Japan Association for the Bereaved
    Families of the War Dead
 2012 Chairman, Japan Association for the Bereaved
    Families of the War Dead
 2015 Honorary advisor, Japan Association for the
    Bereaved Families of the War Dead

(Major posts in the House of Councillors)
 1998 Chairman, Committee on Health and Welfare
 2000 Chairman, Special Committee on Election System
 2003 Chairman, Special Committee on Protection of
    Personal Information
 2006 Chairman, Special Committee on Administrative
    Reform
 2006 Chairman, Committee on Budget
 2010 Vice-President, House of Councillors

(Major posts in the Government)
 1992 Parliamentary Vice-Minister, Management and
    Coordination Agency
 1994 Parliamentary Vice-Minister, Okinawa Development
    Agency
 2001 Senior Vice-Minister of Finance
 2004 Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare

(Major post in a political party)
 2007 Chairman, General Assembly of the LDP (Liberal
    Democratic Party) Members of the House of
    Councillors

(as of January 16,2017)

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