Mr. HIRANO Tatsuo'S PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FACE

Mr. HIRANO Tatsuo

  • Liberal Democratic Party and The Party for Japanese Kokoro
  • Elected 2001, 2007 and 2013, Iwate Prefecture
  • Current Responsibilities in the House of Councillors
    (as of December 10,2017)
    Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
    Committee on Budget
    Special Committee on Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake (Director)

Born:
 May 2, 1954, Iwate Prefecture

Education:
 1977 University of Tokyo, Faculty of Agriculture
 1982 received a master's degree at Iowa State
    University

Career:
 1977 joined Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry (now
    Ministry of Agriculture,Forestry and Fisheries
    (MAFF))
 1994-97 Director, Iwate Prefectural Government
 2000 Senior Official for Technical Survey, Agricultural
    Structure Improvement Bureau, MAFF
 2001 first elected to the House of Councillors

(Major posts in the House of Councillors)
 2009 Chairman, Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and
    Fisheries
 2010 Chairman, Committee on Budget

(Major posts in the Government)
 2010 Senior Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office for
    National Policy
 2011 Minister for Reconstruction in response to the
    Great East Japan Earthquake
    Minister of State forDisaster Management
 2012 Minister for Reconstruction
    Minister for Comprehensive Review of Measures in
    Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake

(as of January 16,2017)

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