Koizumi Shinjiro, ason of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, born in Yokosuka City on April 14, 1981. After graduating from Kanto Gakuin University, he earned a master’s degree in political science from Columbia University, USA. After working as a researcher at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), he has been a member of the House of Representatives since 2009.
In 2011, he became director of the LDP Youth Bureau. In 2013, he assumed the post of Cabinet Office Minister and Reconstruction Minister, and made every effort to recover from the Great East Japan Earthquake. Worked on agricultural policy reform as LDP LDP chairman since 2015.
In the same year, he proposed social security reform for the post-2020s. From October 2018, we are working on the realization of new social security, with the tagline “Go to the 100 years of life.”
With the rise of China leading to a shift in the regional balance, Koizumi said there will be room for further collaboration between Japan and other democratic countries in the Indo-Pacific, such as the United States, India and Indonesia.
“Japan should engage more with the world and play a more significant role on the international stage,” he told the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington-based think tank.
“Shifting geopolitical dynamics now more so than ever put Japan and the United States in the same boat, both politically and economically.”
Despite the nation’s declining population, the Japanese market “has been expanding significantly in recent years,” Koizumi said, citing the enforcement of a revised 11-member Pacific trade pact and a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union.
He also voiced confidence that Japan will further increase exports of agricultural products, given a rising demand for healthy Japanese farm produce abroad.
Koizumi said Japan is “at the edge of a new frontier” with its shrinking population and high life expectancy, and he pledged to help the country thrive in the future by advancing social security and employment reforms. “New frontier” was a term used by former U.S. President John F. Kennedy.
“Just like President Kennedy, I am also determined to do everything I can to inspire the Japanese people to undertake all reforms necessary for our survival,” Koizumi said.
“The guiding principle for Japan’s future should be its engagement with the world and its reinvention,” he said.
Koizumi Shinjiro Career history
- Entered Kanto Gakuin Rokuura Elementary School in April 1988, and spent in junior high school, high school, university and Kanto Gakuin since
- Graduated from Kanto Gakuin University Faculty of Economics March 2004
- May 2006 Master’s degree in Political Science, Columbia University, USA
Researcher, Research Institute for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Representative of the House of Representatives Junichiro Koizumi Secretary
Liberal Democratic Party President of Kanagawa Eleventh District Branch
House of Representatives
LDP Youth Director General
Cabinet Office Minister, Secretary of State for Reconstruction, Secretary of State for Reconstruction
LDP President of Agriculture and Forestry Division
Chief Deputy Secretary General of LDP
President of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, LDP
Koizumi Shinjiro Message
Japan is now in its 100 years of life. In order not to become a society where jealousy is a risk, and to support the way of life becoming diverse, it is necessary to promote nation-building with new ideas.
Of course, changing the system or the law does not change the country. When the way of life of each one changes and the scenery of the world changes, it is possible to create the shape of a true new country.
Of course it’s not easy. However, Japan has overcome many major barriers so far. The same was true at the time of the earthquake. Many people were able to work together because they tried to find hope in difficulties. The strong desire to create a new society in the wake of the earthquake, which has not been this way, has united the nation.
I think the role of politician is to believe in universality at all times, and to bring out the great power that is within the universality. I believe in Japan’s potential. I believe in the power of the Japanese. We will challenge with you all the way forward of our country.
- Koizumi Shinjiro Biography and Profile (Koizumi Shinjiro)