Keisuke at the Festival
in his home town KIKUNA

SUZUKI Keisuke was born in London in February 1977, where his father worked for Japanese bank. As his parents went back to Japan, Keisuke also moved to Japan and grew up in Tokyo.

Keisuke studied political science and international law in the Faculty of Law, University of Tokyo, where he got his Bachelor degree. But mainly he spent his years as the crew of the Rowing team of University of Tokyo. He also has experience of american football.

Just after graduation, Keisuke started his career as government official for the Ministry of Finance(MOF) since 1999. He mainly worked in the division of international finance and development policy. He also worked in Fukuoka as Examiner of Fukuoka Regional Taxation Bureau and in New York as vice council & financial attache at Consulate General of Japan in New York.

Keisuke (right) comments
on the group of press
at Prime Minister's office

On the morning of September 11th 2001, he lived in Pentagon City, VA, for he was a Fellow in Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

On August 2005, he quit MOF and ran for the general election from Liberal Democratic Party, after he served as Policy Section Chief of the Employment Measures for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities Department for the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Since September 2005, he has been serving as the Member of the House of Representatives and currently is in his 4th term (2005, 2012, 2014, 2017).

He is now serving as the State Minister for Foreign Affairs since September 2019. He had been the the State Minister of Finance since October 2018, the Head of the Youth Division of LDP since August 2016 and before that he was appointed to the Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office.

He was also appointed to the Ranking Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, the Committee on Rules and Administration and the Member of the Committee on Financial Affairs. He also had several posts in the party including the Deputy Director-General of International Bureau.

Keisuke at town meeting

Keisuke is known as principal member of the Working Team on North Korean issues, Structural Reform of Budget (Road Construction) and Corporate Tax Reform. He belongs to Former Prime Minister Aso's group.

He lives in Yokohama and serves as the Member of the House of the Representatives for Kanagawa 7th District. He is also the Intellectual Member of the Policy Council, The Japan Forum on International Relations, Inc.