is a Japanese politician
of the Liberal Democratic Party
(LDP), Tsushima Facation, and a member of the House of Representatives
in the Diet
(national legislature). He is currently serving his fifth term in the Lower House representing Tochigi Prefecture
's fifth electoral district.
A native of Ashikaga, Tochigi
, Motegi attended the University of Tokyo
and received a post-graduate Master of Public Policy
degree from Harvard
's John F. Kennedy School of Government
. He worked for trading company Marubeni Corporation
, as a political reporter for Yomiuri Shimbun
and at the consultancy McKinsey & Co.
. Motegi was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1993 as a member of the Japan New Party
. He changed to the LDP in 1995.Japan Times
, "Fukuda's new lineup", August 3, 2008.
Described as an experienced and knowledgeable international businessman, Motegi has served in various Cabinet positions including vice foreign minister and state minister in charge of Okinawa and the Northern Territories, as well as science and technology policy. His hobbies include sports, travel, and reading.
On August 1, 2008, Yasuo Fukuda
appointed him as State Minister in Charge of Financial Services and Administrative Reforms.
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