Norihisa Tamura

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Norihisa Tamura
田村 憲久
Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare
Assumed office
26 December 2012
Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Personal details
Born (1964-12-15) 15 December 1964 (age 50)
Matsusaka, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater Chiba University

Norihisa Tamura (田村 憲久 Tamura Norihisa?, born 15 December 1964) is a Japanese politician serving in the Lower House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature) as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party.

Early life and education[edit]

A native of Matsusaka, Mie, Tamura was born on 15 December 1964.[1] He is a graduate of Chiba University's faculty of economics and law.[1]


Tamura started his career at the family-run construction company Nippon Doken Co. in Tsu, Mie, in 1987. Next, he began to work as a secretary of Hajime Tamura, who is his uncle and former a lower house member, serving as labor minister as well as economy, trade and industry minister.[1]

Tamura was elected to the lower house for the first time in 1996, taking his uncle's seat.[1] He has served sixth times as a lower house member, representing the Mie Prefecture District 4.[1][2] He became parliamentary secretary for health, labour and welfare in the Mori cabinet and then for education, culture, sports, science and technology in the cabinet of Junichiro Koizumi.[3] He was appointed vice internal affairs minister in the first cabinet of Shinzo Abe in 2006.[1] He headed the committee pf health, labor and welfare in the lower house during the prime ministry of Taro Aso.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Cabinet Profile". The Japan Times. 26 December 2012. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tamura, Norihisa". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Tamura Norihisa". Lib Dems. Retrieved 3 January 2013.