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Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

Hiroshige Seko
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

picture of Minister Hiroshige Seko

Born:November 9, 1962 (Osaka Prefecture)


1986 Graduated from Waseda University, Department of Political Science,
School of Political Science and Economics
1992 Received Master’s degree at the College of Communication,
Boston University


1986 Joined Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT)
1996 Served as Section Manager in charge of Press relations in the Public Relations at Head Office, NTT
1998 Elected to the House of Councillors (from Wakayama Prefecture. Re-elected in 2001, 2007 and 2013. Now serving his fourth term)
2003 Appointed Parliament Secretary for Internal Affairs and Communications
2005 Appointed Chairman of the Committee on General Affairs, House of Councillors
2006 Appointed Special Advisor to the Prime Minister
2010 Appointed Acting Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the House of Councillors
2012 Appointed Chairman, LDP Policy Board in the House of Councillors
Appointed Acting Chairman, LDP Policy Research Council
Appointed Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
2016 Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
Minister in charge of Industrial Competitiveness
Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia
Minister in charge of the Response to the Economic Impact caused by the Nuclear Accident
Minister of State for the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation
Last updated:2016-09-02
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
1-3-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901, Japan Tel: +81-(0)3-3501-1511
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