|Governor of Iwate Prefecture|
|Prime Minister||Shinzō Abe|
10 June 1964 |
Morioka, Iwate, Japan
|Alma mater||University of Tokyo|
Tasso joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1988, receiving a master's degree in international relations from Johns Hopkins University in the United States while with the ministry. In 1996, he was elected to the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature) for the first time as a member of the New Frontier Party and subsequently served as a diet member for the Democratic Party of Japan. He was first elected governor of Iwate prefecture in 2007 and as of 2012 is in his second four-year term.
- "Iwate gov. to part with DPJ, join Ozawa party". The Daily Yomiuri. July 10, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
- "Iwate governor to part with DPJ and join Ozawa's planned party". The Japan Times. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
- Official website (Japanese)
|Governor of Iwate
|House of Representatives of Japan|
|New district||Representative for Iwate 1st district
Title next held byTakeshi Shina
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