PROFILE OF THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Photo of MEXT Minister Hirokazu MATSUNO

Date of Birth
September 13, 1962

 

Place of Birth
Chiba prefecture

 

M. P. Career
Member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Member of the House of Representatives
(Chiba Prefecture 3rd district, elected 6 times)

 

Website
http://www.hiro-matsuno.net/

 

Education
Mar. 1981 Graduated from Chiba Prefectural Kisarazu High School
Mar. 1986 Graduated from Faculty of Law, Waseda University

Career

Apr. 1986 Joined Lion Corporation
Apr. 1988 Entered Matsushita Institute of Government and Management
Jun. 2000 Elected as a Member of the House of Representatives for the first time
Sep. 2005 Director, LDP Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Division
Sep. 2006 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
Aug. 2008 State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Dec. 2012 Chairman, Committee on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of the House of Representative
Oct. 2013 Deputy Chairman, LDP Diet Affairs Committee
Director, Committee on Rules and Administration of the House of Representative
Sep.2014 Deputy Secretary-General of the LDP
Oct. 2014 Senior Director, Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare of the House of Representatives
Nov. 2015 Chief Deputy Chairman, LDP Diet Affairs Committee
Dec.2015 Senior Director, Committee on Rules and Administration of the House of Representatives
Aug.2016 Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Minister in charge of Education Rebuilding

Hobbies Reading

Family members Wife, Daughter

Motto Honesty

(Management and Coordination Division, Minister's Secretariat)