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.
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: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.