Mr. SHIMBA Kazuya'S PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FACE

Mr. SHIMBA Kazuya

  • The Democratic Party and The Shin-Ryokufukai
  • Elected 2001, 2007 and 2013, Shizuoka Prefecture
  • Current Responsibilities in the House of Councillors
    (as of December 10,2017)
    Committee on Cabinet (Chairman)
    Deliberative Council on Political Ethics

Born:
 April 25, 1967, Shizuoka Prefecture

Education:
 1991 Graduated from Otterbein University, Ohio,
    United States, Political Science and
    International Affairs
 1989 studied at Tel Aviv University, Israel, for 1 year
 1991-93 studied at Graduate School of the Hebrew
       University, Jerusalem, Israel

Career:
 1994 Member, Kikugawa Town Assembly (1 term)
 2001 first elected to the House of Councillors

(Major posts in the House of Councillors)
 2009 Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense
 2013 Chairman, Special Committee on Political Ethics
    and Election System

(Major posts in the Government)
 2009 Senior Vice-Minister of Defense
 2012 Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs

(Major posts in a political parties)
 2013 Chair, Democratic Party of Japan Caucus Diet
    Affairs Committee in the House of Councillors
 2016 Chair, The Democratic Party Caucus Diet Affairs
    Committee in the House of Councillors

(as of January 16,2017)

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