Tamayo Marukawa

Japanese politician and announcer

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Tamayo Marukawa
丸川 珠代
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Member of the House of Councillors for Tokyo at-large district
Assumed office
29 July 2007
Preceded byMasako Ōkawara
Minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
Assumed office
18 February 2021
Prime MinisterYoshihide Suga
Preceded bySeiko Hashimoto
In office
3 August 2016 – 3 August 2017
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded byToshiaki Endo
Succeeded byShun'ichi Suzuki
Minister of the Environment
In office
7 October 2015 – 3 August 2016
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded byYoshio Mochizuki
Succeeded byKoichi Yamamoto
Minister of State for Nuclear Emergency Preparedness
In office
7 October 2015 – 3 August 2016
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded byYoshio Mochizuki
Succeeded byKoichi Yamamoto
Personal details
Born (1971-01-19) 19 January 1971 (age 50)
Kobe, Hyōgo, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Taku Otsuka
Children1 boy
Born on (2012-06-26) 26 June 2012 (age 9)[1]
Alma materUniversity of Tokyo
former TV Announcer

Tamayo Marukawa (丸川 珠代, Marukawa Tamayo, born 19 January 1971 in Kobe, Hyōgo) is a Japanese politician and former announcer of TV Asahi, who serves as a member of the House of Councillors of the National Diet (parliament of Japan). She is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. She served as the head of the Women's Affairs Office of the LDP on October 2009.

She graduated from the University of Tokyo with the Bachelor of Economics degree in 1993.[2]

The 2007 House of Councillors election marked her entry into politics. The documentary film "Pictures at an Election" covers some of her campaign.[3]

She is married to Taku Otsuka (a member of the House of Representatives). Their wedding ceremony was held in Meiji Shrine on 16 June 2008.[4]

Marukawa has served twice as Minister of State for the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. She first served in the role under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from August 2016 until August 2017. She was named to the post a second time by Yoshihide Suga on 18 February 2021 to replace fellow LDP lawmaker and former Olympian Seiko Hashimoto, who had resigned from her Cabinet post in order to take over as President of the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee.[5]


  1. ^ 丸川珠代議員が第1子の男児出産. 日刊スポーツ (in Japanese). 27 June 2012. Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
  2. ^ Official profile Retrieved 2 May 2010. (in Japanese)
  3. ^ Documentary film. ""Pictures at an Election"".
  4. ^ 丸川珠代「KY婚」に小泉“下ネタ”ジョークも 会期中、宮城内陸地震直後なのに…. ZAKZAK 芸能ニュース (in Japanese). ZAKZAK. 17 June 2008. Archived from the original on 20 September 2008. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  5. ^ "Female ex-Olympic athlete Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Games chief". english.kyodonews.net. Kyodo News. 18 February 2021. Retrieved 18 February 2021.

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House of Councillors
Preceded by
Sanzō Hosaka
Natsuo Yamaguchi
Kan Suzuki
Yasuo Ogata
Councillor for Tokyo's At-large district
Served alongside: Masako Ōkawara, Natsuo Yamaguchi, Kan Suzuki, Ryūhei Kawada
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