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

KAMEOKA Yoshitami

Date of Birth
September 10, 1955

Place of Birth
Tochigi Prefecture

Party affiliation
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

M. P. Career
Member of the House of Representatives
(Proportional Representation Block for Fukushima 1st District, elected 4 times)

Website
http://www.kameokayoshitami.com/ (Japanese Only)

Education and Career

March 1974 Graduated from Sakushin Gakuin High School
March 1978 Graduated from the Faculty of Education, Waseda University (belonged to the baseball club)
April 1978 Joined Kumagai Gumi Co., Ltd.
1987 Assistant manager of Waseda University baseball club
November 1991 Secretary of Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
September 2005 Elected for the first time to the House of Representatives (44th)
December 2012 Re-elected to the House of Representatives (46th) (second term)
December 2012 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office and Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Reconstruction
December 2014 Re-elected to the House of Representatives (47th) (third term)
December 2016 Director, Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Division, Policy Research Council, LDP
October 2017 Re-elected to the House of Representatives (48th) (fourth term)
October 2017 Deputy Chairperson, Diet Affairs Committee, LDP (in charge of Committee for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Committee of the Cabinet, and Special Committee for Reconstruction)
October 2018 Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
September 2019 State Minister for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and State Minister of Cabinet Office (in charge of Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics)

Motto Selfless passion

Hobby Music appreciation

Family Wife, two daughters and son

 

(Management and Coordination Division, Minister's Secretariat)