Chair of the Policy Research Council, Your Party. Received a Bachelor of Law from the University of Tokyo and joined Industrial Bank of Japan (IBJ) in 1987. Acquired a Master of Business Administration from Stanford University in 1992. Nominated as one of the "Young Global Leaders" by the World Economic Forum. Elected to the House of Councilors (Kanagawa district) in 1998. Re-elected to the House of Councilors in 2004. Elected to the House of Representatives (proportionally represented constituency of South Kanto region block) in 2009.