Yasutoshi Nishimura - Profile

Member of the House of Representative
Liberal Democratic Party

As of: May, 2012

Yasutoshi Nishimura

Present Positions

●Liberal Democratic Party
Shadow Minister of Finance,Liberal Democratic Party
Deputy Chief Secretary, Japan-African Union Parliamentary Friendship League
Chief Secretary of "New Generation (Shinseiki)", a group of junior LDP Diet members
Member of Diet League for Revitalizing the Contents Industry
Member of Diet League for National Child Care

Field of Specialty/Interest

●Economic and budgetary policy, including issues of administrative and tax-system reform
●Technology development policy, including new environmentally-friendly energy sources
●Strategic foreign policy including ODA, FTA & EPA and energy policy

Educational Background

●Born on 15th October 1962 (51 years of age)
●Graduated from Faculty of Law, Tokyo University, 1985
●Graduated from Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, U.S.A, 1992
●Professor upon Special Invitation, Taisho University, from 2002
●Part-time Lecturer, Osaka University of Economics, from 2003
●Visiting-Professor, Kanazawa Industrial University, from 2004
●Visiting-Professor, Chuo University, Graduate School of Public Policy, from 2007

Working Experience

●Joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), 1985
●Attended Summit on Global Environment, Brazil, 1992
●Chief of the Ishikawa Prefecture Commerce and Industry Division, 1995
●Director, Environmental Protection and Industrial Location Bureau, MITI, 1999
●Elected Member of the House of Representatives in 43rd General Election, 2003, in 44th General Election, 2005, and in 45th General Election, 2009
●Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Aug 2008 - Sep 2009
●Shadow Minister of Economy,Trade and Industry,LDP ,Oct 2010 - Sep 2011

Office: Room #611 Shugiin Dai-ichi Giinkaikan, 2-2-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8981
Phone: +81-3-3508-7101 Fax: +81-3-3508-3401 URL: http://www.yasutoshi.jp