Profile



Tsuyoshi YAMAGUCHI,PhD.

Member of the House of Representatives
Hyogo Prefecture,
12th Electoral District (elected 5 times)

Biograph



Education


October 3, 1954 Born in Aioi City, Hyogo Prefecture
March 1978 Graduated from the Faculty of Law (Third Department, Political Science), the University of Tokyo
March 1979 Graduated from the Faculty of Law (Second Department, Public Law), the University of Tokyo
1982 Received master’s degree from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University
1989 Received doctorate degree from SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

Career


April 1979Entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
1980-1982Attaché, Embassy of Japan in the United States of America
1982-1984Aid Policy Division, Economic Cooperation Bureau, MOFA
1984-1986Operations Division, Bureau of Defense Policy, Japan Defense Agency
1986-1987Deputy Director, First International Economic Affairs Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, MOFA
1987-1989Principal Deputy Director, Security Policy Division, Information Analysis, Research and Planning Bureau, MOFA
1989-1991First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in China
1991-1993First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Pakistan
1993-1995First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom
July 1995Director, International Science Cooperation Division, MOFA
October 1995Resigned from MOFA
June 2000Elected for the first time to the House of Representatives at the 42nd General Election
September 2005Elected to the House of Representatives at the 44th General Election (2nd term)
August 2009Elected to the House of Representatives at the 45th General Election (3rd term)
July 2011Senior Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office (for National Policy)
(Second-Reshuffled Kan Cabinet)
September 2011Parliamentary Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (Noda Cabinet)
December 2012 Elected to the House of Representatives at the 46th General Election (4th term)
December 2014 Elected to the House of Representatives at the 47th General Election (5th term)

Personal motto


“Kokoro ni kishin wo fukumu” by Masahiro Yasuoka
(I will find happiness even in hardship and always try my best.)

Family


Wife and two daughters

Hobbies


Tennis, skiing, music

Parliamentary Committees


Member,Committee on Judicial Affairs

Politicians to respect


Shigeru Yoshida

ShigeruYoshida has held Minister of Foreign Affairs (73th,74th,75th,78th,79th generation), member of the House of Lords (imperial nomination), Prime Minister (45th,48th,49th,50th,51th generation), first demobilization Minister (second generation) , second demobilization Minister (second generation), Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (fifth generation), Member of the House of Representatives (elected seven times), SumeragiManabu-kan University president (first generation), school corporation Nishogakusha building president (fifth generation) positions.

Publications


The Making of an Alliance
Japan’s Alliance Policy 1945-1952
Publisher:Minerva Press