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Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

Toshimitsu Motegi
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

picture of Minister Toshimitsu Motegi Date of birth: October 7, 1955
Place of birth: Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture

Educational background

Mar. 1978 Graduated from Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo
1983 Completed Master's Degree at John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Career

1978-1992 Marubeni Corporation
Political Journalist of the Yomiuri Shimbun
Management Consultant, Mckinsey&Company
Jul. 1993 Elected to the House of Representatives(Tochigi Prefecture 5th district)
(elected 7 times consecutively)
Oct. 1999 Vice-Minister for International Trade and Industry
Oct. 2002 Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
Sep. 2003 Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Science and Technology Policy, and Information Technology
Sep. 2007 Chairman, Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare House of Representatives
Aug. 2008 Minister of State for Financial Services and Administrative Reform
Sep. 2010 Chairman, Public Relations Headquarters, Liberal Democratic Party
Sep. 2011 Chairman, Policy Research Council, Liberal Democratic Party
Dec. 2012 Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
 
Last updated:2013-01-04
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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