Hirai Takuya

    Member of the House of Representatives, Former Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy
    Japan Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

    Date of Birth: Jan. 25,1958

    Birth Place: Kagawa Prefecture

    Political Party: Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

    Member of the House of Representatives (Elected 7 times)

    Constituency: Kagawa 1st district

    Education

    • Mar.1980 Graduated from Sophia University Faculty of Foreign Studies
    • Mar.1976 Graduated from Takamatsu Daiichi High School

    Career

    • Oct. 2018 Minister in charge of Information Technology Policy
    • Minister of State for “Cool Japan” Strategy
    • Minister of State for the Intellectual Property Strategy
    • Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy
    • Minister of State for Space Policy
    • Aug.2017 Chairperson, Public Relations Headquarters, LDP
    • Aug.2016 Director-General, Information Research Bureau, LDP
    • Sep.2015 Acting Chairperson, Public Relations Headquarters, LDP
    • Dec.2014 Elected to the House of Representatives (47th General Election) (6th term)
    • Oct.2013 Chairperson, Special Mission Committee on IT Strategy, LDP (Reappointed)
    • Dec.2012 Chairperson, Committee on Cabinet
    • Dec.2012 Elected to the House of Representatives (46th General Election) (5th term)
    • Oct.2012 Deputy Chairperson, Policy Research Council, LDP
    • Oct.2011  Director, Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications Division, LDP (Shadow Cabinet Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications)
    • Sep.2010 Director, Internet Media Division, LDP
    • Sep.2009 Director, Publicity and Strategies Division, LDPChairperson, Special Mission Committee on IT Strategy, LDP
    • Aug.2009 Elected to the House of Representatives (45th General Election) (4th term)
    • Aug.2008 Deputy Chairperson, Policy Research Council, LDP
    • Sep.2007 State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (Fukuda Cabinet) (Reappointed)
    • Aug.2007 State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (First Abe Cabinet (Reshuffled))
    • Oct.2006 Director, Economy, Trade and Industry Division, LDP

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