Mr. Sato Kei was appointed to the three senior roles of Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI); Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Cabinet Office; and Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Reconstruction on September 18, 2020.
Prior to his current appointments, Mr. Sato held senior posts in the House of Councillors, the upper house of Japan’s National Diet. He served as the Director for the Committee on Rules and Administration for the Members of the House of Councillors, and also as Deputy Chairperson, LDP Diet Affairs Committee in the House of Councillors. Mr. Sato was first elected as a member of the House of Councillors (Nara Constituency) in 2016.
Mr. Sato is a graduate of the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Economics. He also studied at Carnegie Mellon University, and the School of Law at the University of Southern California.
He was born in Nara Prefecture on April 7, 1979.