is a Japanese politician
of the Liberal Democratic Party
, a member of the House of Representatives
in the Diet
(national legislature). A native of Kashiwa, Chiba
and graduate of Meiji University
, he had served in the city assembly of Kashiwa for two terms since 1987 and in the assembly of Chiba Prefecture
since 1995. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1996.