Ryota Takeda

Ryota Takeda (武田 良太, Takeda Ryōta, born April 1, 1968) is a Japanese politician serving in the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature) as a member of the Liberal Democratic Party.

Ryota Takeda
Minister of Public Safety, Measures for National Land Strengthening and Disaster Management
Assumed office
11 September 2019
Preceded byJunzo Yamamoto
Member of House of Representatives
Assumed office
ConstituencyFukuoka 11th district
Personal details
Born (1968-04-01) 1 April 1968
Akaike, Tagawa, Fukuoka, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic
Alma materWaseda University
WebsiteOfficial website

A native of the town of Akaike in Tagawa District, Fukuoka (now part of Fukuchi, Fukuoka), Takeda graduated Waseda University.

The son of Tanaka Rokusuke (January 23, 1923 - January 31, 1985), a former member of the House of Representatives, Ryota Takeda was elected for the first time in 2003 after running unsuccessfully three times in 1993, 1996 and 2000.

Takeda's career on the LDP website:[1]

  • Secretary to a Diet Member
  • Acting Director, National Defense Division of LDP
  • Deputy Director, Agriculture and Forestry Division of LDP
  • Parliamentary Secretary for Defense (Fukuda and Aso Cabinet)
  • Director, Public Speeches Division of LDP
  • Chairman, Security Committee for the House of Representatives

Takeda is affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi.[2]


  • 政治家情報 〜武田 良太〜. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved October 2, 2007.
  1. jimin.jp/english/profile/members/114774.html - retrieved Nov 19, 2014
  2. Nippon Kaigi website
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