April 22, 1964, Kumamoto Prefecture
1987 Senshu University, School of Business
1987 joined Marusho Shoji Co., Ltd.
1999 President, Kumamoto Federation of the Youth
Chamber of Commerce
President, Marusho Shoji Co., Ltd.
2001 President, Central Federation of Youth Leagues of
Societies of Commerce and Industry, Japan (2 terms)
2004 first elected to the House of Councillors
(Major posts in the House of Councillors)
2011 Chairman, Committee on Environment
2014 Chairman, Oversight of Administration
(Major posts in the Government)
2008 Parliamentary Secretary of Economy, Trade and
2016 State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
(as of January 16,2017)