Party Your Party
Role Japanese Politician
|Name Masamune Wada|
Political party Your Party
|Full Name 和田政宗 (Wada Masamune)|
Born 14 October 1974 (age 48) (1974-10-14) Koganei, Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Television announcer and politician
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Masamune Wada (和田政宗, Wasa Masamune, born 14 October 1974) is a Japanese politician serving his first term in the House of Councillors representing the Miyagi at-large district. He was elected to the House in the July 2013 as a member of Your Party. Upon the party's dissolution in November 2014 he joined the Party for Future Generations. He was promoted to Secretary-General of the party in September 2015; the party changed its name to Party for Japanese Kokoro in December 2015. In November 2016 he left the party and joined the Liberal Democratic Party's parliamentary group, but did not officially join the LDP.
Wada graduated with a degree in political science from Keio University's Faculty of Law in 1997. Prior to entering politics he worked as an announcer for national broadcaster NHK from 1997 until 2013.