Tomomi Inada, Japanese Minister for Regulatory Reform, delivered a speech on regulatory reform in Japan at the Peterson Institute for International Economics on January 13, 2014.
Inada has been the Minister of State for Regulatory Reform since 2012. Before joining Prime Minister Abe's Cabinet, she served as deputy secretary-general of the Liberal Democratic Party in 2010 and as director of Judicial Affairs Division of the party's Policy Research Council in 2012. Inada is a three-term member of the Japanese House of Representatives representing the Fukui 1st District. During her time as a representative, she served as director of the House's Committee on Judicial Affairs and as a member of the House's Committee on Financial Affairs and of the Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications. She received her law degree from the Faculty of Law, Waseda University.