Mr. Tamura began his career as an investment banker and CEO of a newspaper company. He is the owner of the custom-made business suits supplier, F-one. From 2002 to 2010, he served as a senator (2002-2010) in the Japanese Diet, first as the deputy minister of fiscal and economic policymaking and financial affairs (2006-2007) and then as the chairman of Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (2008-2009). He then became an advocate of the Sovereign Wealth Fund for Japan.
Mr. Tamura earned a bachelor’s degree at Waseda University, an MBA from Keio University, a law degree from Duke Law School, and a master's in economics from Yale and Fletcher. He also completed advanced management studies at Oxford. He is currently appointed as an invited fellow at RAND Corporation and is a teaching fellow at Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy of National University of Singapore.