Ms. MATSUKAWA Rui'S PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FACE

Ms. MATSUKAWA Rui

(Real Name: ARAI Rui)

  • Liberal Democratic Party
  • Elected 2016 and 2022, Osaka Prefecture
  • Current Responsibilities in the House of Councillors
    (as of December 6,2022)
    Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense
    Committee on Budget
    Special Committee on Political Ethics and Election System
    Research Committee on Foreign Affairs and National Security (Director)
    Commission on the Constitution

Born:
 February 26, 1971, Oita Prefecture

Education:
 1993 University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law
 1997 Georgetown University, Master of Science in
    Foreign Service

Career:
 1993 joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
 First Secretary, Delegation of Japan to the Conference
 on Disarmament in Geneva
 Counsellor, Embassy of Japan in Korea
 2011 Deputy Secretary General, Japan-China-Korea
    Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat in Seoul
 2014 Director, Gender Mainstreaming Division, Foreign
    Policy Bureau, MOFA
 2016 elected to the House of Councillors

(as of July 30,2020)

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