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Hiroshi HASE

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

Photo of MEXT Minister Hiroshi HASE

Hiroshi Hase
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

 

Date of Birth
May 5, 1961

 

Place of Birth
Oyabe City, Toyama Prefecture

 

Hometown
Ishikawa Prefecture

 

M. P. Career
Member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Member of the House of Representatives (Ishikawa Pref. 1st District)
(Elected member of the House of Representatives six times, member of the House of Councilors once)

 

Website
http://hase-hiroshi.org/

General Background 

1984 (Mar.)

Graduated from Faculty of Literature, Senshu University

1984 (Apr.)

Japanese teacher, Seiryo High School (until Aug. 1985)

1984 (Aug.)

Appeared in the 90 kg. division of the Greco-Roman- style wrestling category at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles

1985 (Sep.)

Became a professional wrestler (until Aug. 2006)

Political Career

1995 (Jul.)

Elected as a member of the House of Councilors (H.C.) for the first time

2000 (Jun.)

Elected as a member of the House of Representatives (H.R.) for the first time

2002 (Oct.)

Director, LDP Health, Labor and Welfare Division

2003 (Sep.)

Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (until Sep. 2004)

2004 (Sep.)

Deputy Chairman, LDP Diet Affairs Committee

2005 (Apr.)

Chairman, Federation of Ishikawa Prefecture LDP Branches

2005 (Nov.)

State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (until Sep. 2006)

2006 (Sep.)

Deputy Chairman, LDP Diet Affairs Committee

2007 (Aug.)

Deputy Secretary-General of LDP

2008 (Aug)

Director, LDP Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Division

2009 (Oct.)

Chairman, Federation of Ishikawa Prefecture LDP Branches
Deputy Chairman, LDP General Council

2010 (Sep.)

Deputy Chairman, LDP Diet Affairs Committee

2012 (Dec.)

Senior-Director of the Committee on Budget, H.R.

2013 (Mar.)

Chairman, LDP Headquarters for the Bidding Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

2013 (Aug.)

Chairman, Federation of Ishikawa Prefecture LDP Branches

2013 (Oct.)

Chairman, LDP Headquarters for the Action Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

2014 (Sep.)

Chairman, LDP Public Relations Headquarters

2015 (Oct.)

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Minister in charge of Education Rebuilding

 After entering Seiryo High School, Minister Hase started amateur wrestling. He won the National Sports Festival championship during his last year in high school. At Senshu University, he majored in Japanese literature, acquiring a teacher’s license, and also served as captain of the wrestling team.  After graduation from Senshu University in March 1984, he taught Japanese at Seiryo High School, his alma mater. 
 In 1984, he competed in the 90kg division of the Greco-Roman wrestling event at the Olympic Games in Los Angeles. From that experience, Minister Hase realized that he wanted to be involved in sports not only to win but to move and inspire people. As a result, he joined the Japan Professional Wrestling Association led by Choshuriki and became a wrestler in 1985.  Thereafter, he was quite active as a main wrestler of the New Japan Professional Wrestling Association and also as a coach for young wrestlers and a liaison between the wrestlers and the association. Beyond the ring, Minister Hase utilized his articulate speaking style and fine writing style to develop and communicate his own theories on literature, sports, life, and education on television, radio, magazines, and so on.  He is a member of the Nihon Bungaku Fudo Gakkai. 
 In July 1995, Minister Hase presented his unique career to voters and ran in the 17th ordinary House of Councilors election from Ishikawa Prefecture as a candidate recommended by the Liberal Democratic Party and won his first race for elected office after a hard-fought campaign with the incumbent.  He later officially became a member of the Liberal Democratic Party.

Creed

 Raise my child, take care of my wife, and care for my parents.

Interests

 Interpreting Japanese classical literature, going to traditional story-telling and comedic performances

Family

 Wife, daughter

Motto

“Indomitable Will, Clean Spirit,” “Immutable Fashion”

Main publications

Nejire Kokkai Houteishiki – Jidou Gyakutai Boushi-Hou Kaisei no Butai-ura, 
(Equation of the Divided Diet – Behind the Scenes of the Revision of the Child Abuse Prevention Law),
Hokkoku Publishing.

Hase Hiroshi no Yasashii Kyouiku-ron
(Hiroshi Hase’s Easy-To-Understand Education Argument),
Nagasaki Publishing, 2003.

Kaitou Ranpitsu
(Sharp Sword Musings),
Hokkoku Publishing, 1999.

Koten, Kantan Janai ka?
(The Classics, They’re Easy),
PHP Institute, 1996

(Management and Coordination Division, Minister's Secretariat)

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