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 June 12,2024)
    Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense
    Committee on Budget
    Research Committee on Foreign Affairs and National Security
    Commission on the Constitution

Born:
 February 26, 1971, Oita Prefecture

Education:
 1993 The 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 first elected to the House of Councillors
 2022 second elected to the House of Councillors

(Major posts in the Government)
 2020 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense
    Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office

(as of May 11,2023)

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