Mr. SAKURAI Mitsuru'S PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FACE

Mr. SAKURAI Mitsuru

  • The Democratic Party and The Shin-Ryokufukai
  • Elected 1998, 2004, 2010 and 2016, Miyagi Prefecture
  • Current Responsibilities in the House of Councillors
    (as of December 16,2017)
    Committee on Health, Welfare and Labour
    Committee on Discipline
    Special Committee on Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Born:
 May 12, 1956, Miyagi Prefecture

Education:
 1985 Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Faculty of
    Medicine
 1993 Tohoku University, Graduate School of Medicine,
    Ph.D. in Medicine

Career:
 Medical Doctor (physician)
 1998 first elected to the House of Councillors

(Major posts in the House of Councillors)
 2003 Chairman, Special Committee on Financial Issues and
    Revitalization of the Economy
 2009 Chairman, Committee on Economy and Industry
 2014 Chairman, Special Committee on Reconstruction after
    the Great East Japan Earthquake
 2015 Chairman, Special Committee on Reconstruction
    after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear
    Power Issues
 2016 Chairman, Special Committee on Reconstruction
    after the Great East Japan Earthquake

(Major posts in the Government)
 2010 Senior Vice-Minister of Finance
 2012 Senior Vice-Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare

(Major post in a political party)
 2013 Chair, Policy Research Committee, Democratic Party
    of Japan

(as of January 16,2017)

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