Kozo Yamamoto Profile

Kozo Yamamoto
Member of the House of Representatives
Liberal Democratic Party

Date of Birth
August 8, 1948
1971 Graduated from University of Tokyo,
Faculty of Economics
1973 Graduated from Graduate School of
Business, Cornell University
1981 Visiting Scholar, Harvard University’s
Center for International Affairs (U.S.-Japan Program)
1971 Entered Ministry of Finance
1975 Chief of the Planning Section,
Co-ordination Division, Securities Bureau
1976 Director, Iwakuni Regional Tax Office
(Yamaguchi Prefecture)
1977 Deputy Director of the Overseas
Investment Division, International Finance Bureau
1979 Deputy Director of the Commercial Banks
Division, Banking Bureau
1983 Deputy Director of the Research Division,
International Finance Bureau
1985 Assistant Regional Commissioner (Direct
Taxation Department) Fukuoka Regional Taxation Bureau
1986 Special Officer for Research and
Planning, Research Department, Institute of Fiscal and Monetary
1987 Personal Secretary to Minister of Finance
1991 Lecturer, Kyusyu International University
1993 Elected to the House of Representatives
1996 Reelected to the House of Representatives
(2nd term)
2000 Reelected to the House of Representatives
(3rd term)
2003 Rejected to the House of Representatives
2004 Lecturer, Nishinippon Institute of
Director, Yamamoto Economic Institute
2005 Reelected to the House of Representatives
(4th term)
2006 Senior Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
2007 Director, Committee on Budget
2008 Chairman of the Committee on Judicial Affairs
2009 Reelected to the House of Representatives
(5th term)
2009 Deputy Chairman, Policy Research Council, LDP
2010 Deputy Chairman, General Council, LDP
2012 Reelected to the House of Representatives
(6th term)
2013 Chairman, Research Commission on Tourism Nation, LDP
Chief Secretary, Headquarters for Japan’s Economic Revitalization, LDP
Secretary for Research Commission on the Tax System, LDP
Japanese economy ruined by Bank of Japan
Standing for Northern Kyusyu: the Land of Abundance
Scenarios to the Catastrophe of Japan (in collaboration)
Diet Discussions to save Japan
A Key to Recovery: The Bank of Japan’s Role
Q&A on Special Settlement Act