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Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment

photo:Hiroyoshi SASAGAWA

Hiroyoshi SASAGAWA

Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment, Japan

Date of Birth:
Aug. 29, 1966
Place of Birth:
Tokyo, Japan

Education

1989
Meiji University dropout

Career

2007
Gunma Prefectural Assembly Elected for the first time
2011
Gunma Prefectural Assembly Elected twice
2012
Elected to the House of Representative (HOR) for the first time (46th Election)
Member of the Committee of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, HOR
Member of the Special Committee on Political Ethics and Election Law, HOR
2013
Member of the Committee on Security, HOR
Member of the Committee on Audit and Oversight of Administration, HOR
Member of the Special Committee on Disasters, HOR
2015
Member of the Committee on Security, HOR
Member of the Committee on Environment, HOR
Member of the Special Committee on Disasters, HOR
Member of the Special Committee on the Legislation for Peace and Security of Japan and the International Community, HOR
2016
Member of the Committee on Security, HOR
Member of the Committee on Rules and Administration, HOR
Member of the Committee on Judicial Affairs, HOR
Member of Political Ethics Hearing Committee, LDP
Member of the Special Committee on Disasters, HOR
Director of the Special Committee on TPP, HOR
Deputy Director, Environment Division, LDP
Deputy Director, Agriculture and Forestry Division, LDP
Meeting Presider of the Committee on Rules and Administration, HOR
2017
Meeting Presider of the Committee on Rules and Administration, HOR
Member of the Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, HOR
Member of the Special Committee on North Korean Abductions and Other Issues, HOR
Deputy Chairman, Diet Affairs Committee, LDP
Deputy Director, Environment Division, LDP
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment (The Third Reshuffled Third Abe Cabinet)
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment (The Fourth Abe Cabinet)

photo:Arata TAKEBE

Arata TAKEBE

Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment, Japan

Date of Birth:
July 20, 1970
Place of Birth:
Hokkaido, Japan

Education

1994
Graduated from Waseda University, Faculty of Law
2003
Graduated the master's program at the Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Career

1994
Joined the Industrial Bank of Japan
2000
Resigned from the Industrial Bank of Japan
2003
Secretary to Tsutomu Takebe, a member of the House of Representatives
2004
Secretary to the secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party(LDP)
2012
Chief of the LDP Party Branch in Hokkaido 12
First elected to the House of Representatives
2014
Elected to the House of Representatives (2nd time)
2017
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment (The Third Reshuffled Third Abe Cabinet)
Parliamentary Secretary of Cabinet Office for Nuclear Emergency Preparedness (The Third Reshuffled Third Abe Cabinet)
Elected to the House of Representatives (3rd time)
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment (The Fourth Abe Cabinet)
Parliamentary Secretary of Cabinet Office for Nuclear Emergency Preparedness (The Fourth Abe Cabinet)

Hobbies

Sports (Kendo 2-dan), Taking my dog for a walk

Family

Wife, son, two daughters, a dog named Marron

Favorite word

The state cannot function without people's trust in the government.
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