is a Japanese politician
of the Liberal Democratic Party
, a member of the House of Representatives
in the Diet
(national legislature). A native of Hagi, Yamaguchi
and graduate of Keio University
, he worked at Seibu Oil
from 1967 to 1976. After having served for four terms in the assembly of Yamaguchi Prefecture
since 1976, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1990.
Kawamura served for a time as Minister of Education, Science and Technology. In the Cabinet of Prime Minister Taro Aso, appointed on 24 September 2008, Kawamura was appointed as Chief Cabinet Secretary.