Keiichiro Asao

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Keiichiro Asao (浅尾 慶一郎 Asao Keiichirō?, born February 11, 1964) is a Japanese politician of Your Party, formerly of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ). He was expelled from the DPJ after announcing he would run for a district seat in Kanagawa during the 2009 General election.

Asao is member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Tokyo and graduate of the Law Faculty of the University of Tokyo, he joined Industrial Bank of Japan in 1987, receiving MBA in 1992 from Stanford University while working at the bank. Leaving the bank in 1995, he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1998 to represent Kanagawa Prefecture. He was re-elected in 2004, and was appointed the Shadow Foreign Minister by the DPJ leader Seiji Maehara.


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