Masamune Wada

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Masamune Wada
和田政宗
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Wada addressing an audience in July 2016
Member of the House of Councillors
Assumed office
29 July 2013
Preceded byTomiko Okazaki
ConstituencyMiyagi at-large district
Personal details
Born (1974-10-14) 14 October 1974 (age 44)
Koganei, Tokyo
Political partyIndependent
Other political
affiliations
Your Party (2013-2014)
Party for Future Generations/Party for Japanese Kokoro (2014-2016)
Alma materKeio University
ProfessionTelevision presenter
Websitewww.wadamasamune.com

Masamune Wada (和田政宗, Wasa Masamune, born 14 October 1974) is a Japanese politician serving his first term in the House of Councillors representing the Miyagi at-large district.[1] He was elected to the House in the July 2013 as a member of Your Party. Upon the party's dissolution in November 2014 he joined the Party for Future Generations. He was promoted to Secretary-General of the party in September 2015; the party changed its name to Party for Japanese Kokoro in December 2015. In November 2016 he left the party and joined the Liberal Democratic Party's parliamentary group, but did not officially join the LDP.[2]

Wada graduated with a degree in political science from Keio University's Faculty of Law in 1997. Prior to entering politics he worked as an announcer for national broadcaster NHK from 1997 until 2013.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ネット選挙、結果に明暗 ネガティブ戦略の候補者は…". Retrieved 11 April 2014.
  2. ^ "和田政宗参院議員が自民会派入り 参院に届け出" [Councillor Masamune Wada joins submits papers to join LDP group]. Sankei Shimbun (in Japanese). 21 November 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2016.
  3. ^ "和田 政宗(わだ まさむね)" [Masamune Wada] (in Japanese). House of Councillors. Retrieved 13 December 2016.