Fumio Kishida: Biography of the Prime Minister of Japan

Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Personal Background & Political Career

FUMIO KISHIDA – Here is a biography of the current prime minister of Japan and the president of the Liberal Democratic Party.

There are also clans in Japan that are known for their inclination in public service and the government. One of those who were born to a political family is the current Prime Minister of Japan.

Fumio Kishida

Born on July 29, 1957 in Shibuya, Tokyo, Fumio Kishida is the son of a government official in the Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economy, and The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency director. Every summer, their family used to return to Hiroshima. Aside from his father, his grandfather has also served in the House of Representatives. He is the cousin of former Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yoichi Mizayawa, too. He and former prime minister Kiichi Miyazawa are also relatives.

Political Career

Prior to entering the political career, Kishida has worked in the now-defunct Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan. His first entry to the political arena was as a secretary to a member of the House of Representatives. In 1993, he was elected to the House of Representatives representing Hiroshima.

From 2007 to 2008, he was the Minister of Okinawa affairs. He was part of the cabinet of the late former prime minister Shinzo Abe and served as the foreign minister. In September 2021, he became the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party.


Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is married to Yuko Kishida, a daughter of a real estate businessman. It was an arranged marriage in 1998 for the couple and their marriage is blessed with three (3) sons.

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