Taku Otsuka


Taku Otsuka
大塚 拓
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April 1, 2015 Chiyoda, Tokyo
Member of the House of Representatives for Tokyo proportional representation block
In office
September 13, 2005 – July 21, 2009
Member of the House of Representatives for Saitama Prefecture 9th electoral district
Assumed office
December 18, 2012
Personal details
Born (1973-06-14) 14 June 1973 (age 48)
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Tamayo Marukawa
Children1 boy
Born on (2012-06-26) 26 June 2012 (age 9)[1]
Alma materKeio University
John F. Kennedy School of Government
(Harvard University)

Taku Otsuka (大塚 拓, Ōtsuka Taku, born June 14, 1973) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the National Diet (national legislature of Japan). He is affiliated to the revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi.[2][3]

Personal and corporate backgrounds

A native of Tokyo, he graduated from Keio University with the bachelor's degree in Political Science in March 1997. In April 1997, he got a job in The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi (now The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ). After retiring from that in March 2003, he started managing real estate in order to earn studying in the United States and caring for his father. In July 2003, he participated in summer program of Stanford University. In June 2005, he received a master's degree in Public Policy from John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in the United States.[citation needed]

He is married to Tamayo Marukawa (a member of the House of Councillors and former announcer of TV Asahi). Their wedding ceremony was held in Meiji Shrine on June 16, 2008.[4]

Political career

He was elected to the House of Representatives (constituency: Saitama 9) for the first time in 2005.[citation needed]

  • State Minister of Finance
  • Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Justice
  • Director, Judicial Affairs Division, LDP
  • Chief Secretary, Japan-Australia Parliamentary Association
  • Chief Secretary, Japan-Philippines, Parliamentary Friendship Association
  • Areas of interest:
    • Defense/National Security Policies
    • International Trade/Monetary Policies
    • Science Technology Policies


  1. ^ 丸川珠代議員が第1子の男児出産. 日刊スポーツ (in Japanese). June 27, 2012. Archived from the original on June 29, 2012. Retrieved June 27, 2012.
  2. ^ "日本会議の全貌——知られざる巨大組織の実態" Yoshifumi Tawara、2016/06/17。ISBN 9784763407818
  3. ^ "日本会議と神社本庁" ("Japan Conference and the Association of Shinto shrines") Muneo Narusawa 2016/06/28。ISBN 9784865720105
  4. ^ 丸川珠代「KY婚」に小泉"下ネタ"ジョークも 会期中、宮城内陸地震直後なのに…. ZAKZAK 芸能ニュース (in Japanese). ZAKZAK. June 17, 2008. Archived from the original on September 20, 2008. Retrieved April 8, 2016.
  • 政治家情報 〜大塚 拓〜. JANJAN (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2007-10-20.
  • Profile on LDP website: jimin.jp/english/profile/members/121004.html

External links

  • Official website (in Japanese)