Hirokazu Matsuno

Japanese politician (born 1962)

Hirokazu Matsuno (松野 博一, Matsuno Hirokazu, born September 13, 1962) is a Japanese politician. He has been the Chief Cabinet Secretary role since October 2021.[1] He is in the House of Representatives as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party since 2000.[2]

Hirokazu Matsuno
松野 博一
Official picture, 2021
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
4 October 2021 – 13 December 2023
Prime MinisterFumio Kishida
Preceded byKatsunobu Katō
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
In office
3 August 2016 – 3 August 2017
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded byHiroshi Hase
Succeeded byYoshimasa Hayashi
Personal details
Born (1962-09-13) 13 September 1962 (age 61)
Kisarazu, Chiba, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
Alma materWaseda University

Hirokazu Matsuno was born in Kisarazu, Chiba. He went to Waseda University, a well-known school. Matsuno has been working hard in politics for many years. He started in the House of Representatives in 2000. As a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, he has held important jobs. He was the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology from August 2016 to August 2017. During his time, he worked on many projects to improve education and promote culture and sports.

In October 2021, Matsuno became the Chief Cabinet Secretary under Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. This is a very important job in the government. Matsuno helps the Prime Minister and works on key issues for the country. He follows in the footsteps of Katsunobu Katō, who was the Chief Cabinet Secretary before him.

Matsuno is known for his dedication and hard work. He is part of many efforts to improve the lives of people in Japan. His work in education and his role in the government show his commitment to serving the public. Matsuno's leadership is respected by many, and he continues to be a strong voice in Japanese politics.


  1. Lies, Elaine (2021-10-03). "Many faces in Japan's new government belong to allies of PM Abe". Reuters.
  2. 政治家情報 〜松野 博一. JANJAN ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2007-12-03. Retrieved 2007-10-14.