Seiji Kihara

Member of the House of Representatives, House of Representatives of Japan

Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP) Member of the House of Representatives Tokyo 20th Electoral District (elected four times) Date Curriculum Vitae June 1970 Born in Shibuya, Tokyo Resided in Chicago from 9 months to 5 years of age May 1979 Resided in Amsterdam December 1979 Transferred to Shinjuku Totsukadaini Elementary School April 1983 Entered Musashi Junior High School(Tokyo) April 1989 Entered the University of Tokyo March 1993 Graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo April 1993 Joined the Ministry of Finance April 1993-June 1995 Worked in the Securities Business Division, Securities Bureau of the Ministry of Finance July 1995-June 1997 Studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), U.K. July 1997-June 1999 Worked in the Legal Division, Budget Bureau of the Ministry of Finance July 1999-June 2001 First official assigned to HM Treasury, U.K. July 2001-June 2003 Deputy Director of the Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Finance July 2003-June 2005 Deputy Director of the International Bureau, Ministry of Finance September 2005 Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time (44th General Election) September 2009-December 2012 Researcher at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies Consultant at Jomon Associates Inc. December 2012 Elected to the House of Representatives (46th General Election, second term) September 2013 Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (2nd Abe Cabinet) October 2014 Director of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the House of Representatives December 2014 Elected to the House of Representatives (47th General Election, third term) October 2015 State Minister for Foreign Affairs (3rd Abe Reshuffled Cabinet) October 2017 Elected to the House of Representatives (48th General Election, third term)                  Deputy Chairperson of the Policy Research Council of LDP and Chief Secretary of Research Commissions. Hobbies Tennis (placed third in a national tennis tournament during college)