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Minister for Digital Transformation

KONO Taro

KONO Taro

Minister for Digital Transformation
Minister for Digital Reform
Minister for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety
Minister in charge of Civil Service Reform

Date of Birth
January 10,1963

Place of Birth
Kanagawa Prefecture

Education

Dec. 1985
Graduated from Georgetown University, USA

Career

Feb. 1986
Joined Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.

Jan. 1993
Joined Nippon Tanshi Co., Ltd.

Oct. 1996
Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time. Since then, elected 9 times consecutively

Dec. 1999
Appointed Chairman of Shonan Bellmare Co., Ltd.

Jan. 2002
Appointed Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications(1st Koizumi Cabinet)

Apr. 2002
Became a living donor and transplanted the liver to his father

Nov. 2005
Appointed State Minister of Justice(3rd Koizumi Cabinet (Reshuffled))

Sep. 2008
Elected Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee, the House of Representatives

Oct. 2015
Appointed Chairperson of the National Public Safety Commission,
Minister in charge of Administrative Reform,
Minister in charge of Civil Service Reform,
Minister of State for Disaster Management,
Minister of State for Regulatory Reform,
Minister for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety
(3rd Abe Cabinet (Reshuffled))

Aug. 2017
Appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs(3rd Abe Cabinet (3rd Reshuffled))

Sep. 2019
Appointed Minister of Defense(4th Abe Cabinet (2nd Reshuffled))

Sep. 2020
Appointed Minister in charge of Administrative Reform,
Minister in charge of Civil Service Reform,
Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs,
Minister of State for Regulatory Reform
(Suga Cabinet)

Jan. 2021
Appointed Minister in charge of COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-out(Suga Cabinet)

Aug. 2022
Appointed Minister for Digital Transformation,
Minister for Digital Reform,
Minister for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety,
Minister in charge of Civil Service Reform
(2nd Kishida Cabinet(Reshuffled))

State Minister for Digital Transformation

OGUSHI Masaki

OGUSHI Masaki

State Minister for Digital Transformation
State Minister of Cabinet Office

Date of Birth
January 20, 1966

Place of Birth
Hyogo Prefecture

Education

Mar. 1984
Graduated Hotoku Gakuen Senior High School

Mar. 1989
Graduated School of Engineering, Tohoku University

Mar. 1991
Completed Master of Engineering, Tohoku University

Mar. 2003
Completed Doctor of Philosophy in Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

Career

Apr. 1991
Joined Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co., Ltd.

Apr. 1996
Joined the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management(17th class)

Dec. 2012
Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time(46th General Election)

Dec. 2014
Reelected to the House of Representatives(47th General Election, second term)

Apr. 2017
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry(3rd Abe Cabinet(2nd Reshuffled))

Oct. 2017
Reelected to the House of Representatives(48th General Election, third term)

Nov. 2017
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry(4th Abe Cabinet)

Oct. 2018
Deputy Secretary-General, LDP
Deputy Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee, LDP

Nov. 2019
Manager, Research Commission on the Tax System, LDP
Deputy Director, Treasury and Finance Division, LDP

Sep. 2020
Deputy Secretary-General, LDP
Deputy Director, Health, Labour and Welfare Division, LDP

Oct. 2021
Reelected to the House of Representatives(49th General Election, fourth term)

Nov. 2021
Deputy Chairperson, Diet Affairs Committee, LDP
Acting Director, Health, Labour and Welfare Division, LDP

Aug. 2022
State Minister for Digital Transformation,
State Minister of Cabinet Office
(2nd Kishida Cabinet(Reshuffled))

Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Digital Transformation

OZAKI Masanao

OZAKI Masanao

Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Digital Transformation
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office

Date of Birth
September 14,1967

Place of Birth
Kochi Prefecture

Education

Mar. 1991
Graduated Faculty of Economics Tokyo University

Career

Apr. 1991
Ministry of Finance

Apr. 2001
First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Indonesia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Jul. 2001
Deputy Examiner Budget Bureau, Ministry of Finance

Jul. 2005
Deputy Director for Fiscal Investment and Loan Appropriation, Financial Bureau, Ministry of Finance

Jul. 2006
Secretary to Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary

Dec. 2007
Governor of Kochi Prefecture (for a third consecutive term from 2007 through 2019)

Jul. 2012
Director of the Project Team for Support for the Development of the Next Generation, National Governors’ Association (Jul. 2012 -Jul. 2018)

Jan. 2013
Member of the Council for the Implementation of Education Rebuilding (Jan.2013 -Dec.2019)

Jun. 2015
Chairman, Highway Maintenance Network (Jun.2015 -Dec.2019)

Jan. 2017
Vice President, National Governors Association (Jan. 2017 -Jan.2019)

Apr. 2018
Chairman, Standing Committee for Social Security, National Governors Association (Apr. 2018 -Dec. 2019)

Dec. 2019
Completed his term as Governor of Kochi Prefecture

Oct. 2021
First elected to the House of Representative

Aug. 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Digital Transformation
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office
(The Second Kishida Cabinet(Reshuffled))

Vice-Minister for Digital Transformation, Chief Officer of Digital Agency

ASANUMA Takashi

ASANUMA Takashi

Vice-Minister for Digital Transformation, Chief Officer of Digital Agency

Date of Birth
May 11,1976

Place of Birth
Tokyo Metropolis

Education

Mar. 2001
Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University

Aug. 2007
Ph.D Program Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University

Aug. 2010
Ph.D Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University
(School of Integrated Design Engineering)

Career

Apr. 2001
Toshiba corp

Apr. 2010
Lecturer, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University

Jan. 2013
Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

Feb. 2017
Tigerspike(Concentrix Catalyst)

Sep. 2018
Chief Experience Officer of Japan Digital Design

Sep. 2021
Chief Design Officer of Digital Agency

Apr. 2022
Vice-Minister for Digital Transformation, Chief Officer of Digital Agency