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Biography

Keitaro OHNO, Ph. D.

Member of the House of Representatives of Japan, Kagawa 3rd district.
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

URL: http://keitaro-ohno.com/english
TEL: +81-3-3508-7132 / FAX: +81-3-3502-5870
TEL: +81-877-21-7711 / FAX: +81-877-21-7701

Education

1991Graduated from Tokyo Institute of Technology. (B.S. degree)
1993Earned Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Graduate School of Tokyo Institute of Technology.
2007Earned Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in Information Science and Technology.

Professional Carrier

1993Joined Fujitsu Limited, Space Development Group
1999Joined Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, Peripheral System Labs.
2001Joined Computer Mechanics Laboratory at the University of California at Berkeley as a Visiting Industrial Fellow.
2004Appointed as a Private Secretary for Political Issue to the Minister of State for Defense.
2005First Secretary to Yoshinori Ohno, Member of the House of Representatives, LDP.
2006-2012Legislative Assistant to Yoshinori Ohno, Member of the House of Representatives, LDP.
2006-2008Project Researcher, Department of Information Physics and Computing of the University of Tokyo.
2012-presentMember of the House of Representatives of Japan, Kagawa 3rd district.

Current Position

  • Member, Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives
  • Member, Committee on Financial Affairs, House of Representatives
  • Member, Special Committee on Regional Revitalization, House of Representatives
  • Acting Director, Treasury and Finance Division, LDP
  • Deputy Director, International Division, LDP
  • Assistant to Chairman, Research Commission on SME, LDP
  • Manager, Research Commission on Employment Issues, LDP
  • Chief Secretary, Special Mission Committee on Social Business, LDP
  • Acting Chief Secretary, Subcommittee on Promotion of Local Vitalization,  Headquarters for the Action Committee for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, LDP
  • Deputy Chief Secretary, Special Committee on Aviation Policy, LDP
  • Manager, Administrative Reform Promotion Headquarters, LDP
  • Deputy Chief Secretary, Research Commission on Intellectual Property Strategy, LDP
  • Chief Secretary, Subcommittee on Industrial Vitalization, LDP
  • Deputy Chief Secretary, Research Commission on Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy, LDP
  • Chief Secretary, Subcommittee on Vitalization of Science, Technology and Innovation, LDP
  • Deputy Chief Secretary, Special Committee on Space and Ocean Development, LDP
  • Chief Secretary, Subcommittee on Space Policy Strategy, LDP
  • Deputy Chief Secretary, Special Mission Committee on National Security and Land Legislation, LDP
  • Manager, Special Mission Committee on IT Strategy, LDP
  • Manager, Special Mission Committee for Promotion of the Cool Japan Strategy, LDP
  • Manager, Special Mission Committee on International Health Strategy, LDP
  • Vice Chairman, Committee on Organizations Involved with National Security, LDP
  • Deputy Chief Secretary and Project Manager, National Vision Project Headquarters, LDP
  • Deputy Director, Information Bureau, LDP
  • Member, Diet Affairs Committee, LDP
  • Chief Secretary, Parliamentary League on Population Decline Measures
  • Chief Secretary, Subcommittee on Reservoir Pond, Parliamentary League on Rural Infrastructure Development
  • Chief Secretary, Parliamentary League on Japanese Traditional House
  • Deputy Chief Secretary, Parliamentary League on Improvement and Promotion of Insurance System
  • Deputy Chief Secretary, Parliamentary League on Promotion of Securities Market
  • Chief Secretary, Parliamentary League on Promotion of Technical Intern Training Program
  • Deputy Chief Secretary, Japan-France Parliamentary Friendship League
  • Chief Secretary, Japan-Israel Parliamentary Friendship League
  • Deputy Chief Secretary, Japan-Jordan Parliamentary Friendship League
  • Chief Secretary, Japan-Belarus Parliamentary Friendship League
  • Chief Secretary, Japan-Dominican Republic Parliamentary Friendship League
  • Chief Secretary, Japan-El Salvador Parliamentary Friendship League

Past Position

  • Member, Special Committee on Anti-Piracy Measures, Prevention of International Terrorism, and Japan’s Cooperation and Support, House of Representatives
  • Member, Special Committee on Promotion of Science and Technology, and Innovation, House of Representatives
  • Member, Special Committee on National Security, House of Representatives
  • Member, Election Strategy Committee, LDP
  • Deputy Director, Youth Division, LDP
  • Deputy Director, Foreign Affairs Division, LDP
  • Deputy Director, Agriculture and Forestry Division, LDP
  • Deputy Director, National Defense Division, LDP
  • Acting Director, Public Speeches Division, LDP
  • Deputy Director, Women’s Affairs Division, LDP
  • Advisor, Youth Division, LDP

Keitaro Ohno, Ph.D., was born in 1968 and was bred in Kagawa Prefecture in Shikoku Island, south-west of Tokyo. After he graduated from Marugame high school, he moved to Tokyo and received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology in 1991 and 1993, respectively. From 1993 to 1999, he was with the Space Development Group, Fujitsu Limited, where he was involved in development of components for several satellites. In 1999, he was transferred to a research division to concentrate on fundamental researches. During this term, from 2001 to 2003, he was sent to Computer Mechanics Laboratory in the University of California at Berkeley as Visiting Industrial Fellow and continued to work on the researches.

In 2004, he started his political career. He joined the Cabinet Secretariat of Japan, appointed as Parliamentary Private Secretary for political issues to Yoshinori Ohno, Minister of State for Defense. He was involved in supporting some issues including 1)revision of the National Defense Program Guideline, 2)realignment of U.S. bases in Japan, and 3)extension of activities of Japan’s Self Defense Forces in Iraq. After his 400-day-term, he has been serving as a legislative assistant to him, member of the House of Representatives. From 2006 to 2007, other than the position in the House, he has been with the Department of Information Physics and Computing of the University of Tokyo, where he earned Ph.D. degree in 2007.

In September, 2012, he was elected as Chairman of 3rd District Branch of Kagawa Prefecture of LDP and was elected as member of the House of Representatives of Japan in December, 2012, at the 46th general election.

His current interests include foreign and international affairs, state security and defense issues, cyber and space policies, science and technology, international monetary policy, SME policy, etc.

Office Information

[Tokyo Office]
#1211, 1st Member’s Office Building, 2-2-1, Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8981, Japan.
Tel: +81-3-3508-7132, Fax: +81-3-3502-5870

[Marugame Office]
1-129-2, Doki-cho Higashi, Marugame-shi, Kagawa, 763-0082, Japan.
Tel: +81-877-21-7711, Fax: +81-877-21-7701

[Kanonji Office]
1797-2, Motodai-cho, Kanonji-shi, Kagawa, 768-0022, Japan.
Tel: +81-875-23-1231, Fax: +81-875-25-9539

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