Mr. YANAGIDA Minoru'S PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FACE

Mr. YANAGIDA Minoru

  • The Democratic Party and The Shin-Ryokufukai
  • Elected 1998, 2004, 2010 and 2016, Hiroshima Prefecture
  • Current Responsibilities in the House of Councillors
    (as of December 10,2017)
    Committee on Environment
    Committee on Rules and Administration
    Special Committee on North Korean Abduction Issue and Related Matters

Born:
 November 6, 1954, Kagoshima Prefecture

Education:
 1983 University of Tokyo, Faculty of Engineering

Career:
 1983 joined Kobe Steel, Ltd.
 1990 Member, House of Representatives (2 terms)
 1998 first elected to the House of Councillors

(Major posts in the House of Councillors)
 2002 Chairman, Committee on Financial Affairs
 2009 Chairman, Committee on Health, Welfare and Labour
 2011 Chairman, Special Committee on Reconstruction after
    the Great East Japan Earthquake
 2012 Chairman, Committee on Budget
 2015 Chairman, Research Committee on International
    Economy and Foreign Affairs
 2016 Chairman, Committee on Fundamental National
    Policies


(Major posts in the Government)
 2010 Minister of Justice
    Minister of State for the Abduction Issue

(Major post in a political Party)
 2010 Secretary General, Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)
    Caucus in the House of Councillors

(as of January 16,2017)

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