Yasuhisa Shiozaki is serving his eighth term as a Member of the House of Representatives, as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). He currently chairs the Parliamentary Caucus on Eradication of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and LDP’s Special Mission Committee for the Promotion of Data Health, among others. He served as Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare from 2014 to 2017, Chief Cabinet Secretary and Minister of State for the Abduction Issue from 2006 to 2007, Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2005 to 2006 and Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Finance from 1997 to 1998. He was Chairman of the Standing Committee on Judicial Affairs of the House of Representatives, and Senior Director of the Standing Committee on Budget. Prior to his transition to politics, he had worked at the Bank of Japan (Central Bank) for 11 years. He received his bachelor’s degree in American Studies from the University of Tokyo in 1975 and his master’s degree in public administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 1982.