Motohisa Furukawa

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Motohisa Furukawa
古川 元久
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Minister of State for Special Missions
In office
2 September 2011 – 1 October 2012
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda
Succeeded by Seiji Maehara
Personal details
Born (1965-12-06) 6 December 1965 (age 51)
Nagoya, Japan
Political party Democratic Party of Japan
Alma mater University of Tokyo
Columbia University

Motohisa Furukawa (古川 元久 Furukawa Motohisa?, born December 6, 1965) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Nagoya, Aichi and graduate of the University of Tokyo, he joined the Ministry of Finance in 1988, attending Columbia University in the United States as a ministry official. Leaving the ministry in 1994, he took part in the formation of the Democratic Party of Japan in 1996 and was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in the same year; he is currently serving his fourth term in this House. In September 2011 he was appointed as State Minister of National Strategy, Economic and Fiscal Policy in the cabinet of newly appointed prime minister Yoshihiko Noda.[1]

Motohisa Furukawa is a member of the World Economic Forum's Young Global Leaders and is founder of its recently developed Table For Two initiative.


  1. ^ Japan Times, "Cabinet Profiles: Noda Cabinet", 3 September 2011, p. 3.


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