Takuya Tasso

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Takuya Tasso
達増 拓也
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Governor of Iwate Prefecture
Assumed office
30 April 2007
Preceded byHiroya Masuda
Personal details
Born (1964-06-10) 10 June 1964 (age 55)
Morioka, Iwate, Japan
Alma materUniversity of Tokyo

Takuya Tasso (達増 拓也, Tasso Takuya, born 10 June 1964) is a Japanese politician and the current governor of Iwate Prefecture. He is a native of Morioka and graduate of the 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.[1]

On July 9, 2012 he announced that he would sever his ties with the DPJ and join Putting People's Lives First, the new party led by Ichiro Ozawa.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b "Iwate gov. to part with DPJ, join Ozawa party". The Daily Yomiuri. July 10, 2012. Retrieved July 13, 2012.
  2. ^ "Iwate governor to part with DPJ and join Ozawa's planned party". The Japan Times. Retrieved July 13, 2012.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Hiroya Masuda
Governor of Iwate
House of Representatives of Japan
New district Representative for Iwate 1st district
Title next held by
Takeshi Shina