Taro Aso is the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and Minister of State for Financial Services in Japan. He previously served as Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications. In 1979, he was elected as a member of the House of Representatives, and has been elected 13 times since. He also served as CEO of Aso Cement Co., Ltd. before. He participated in the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games as an athlete of Japan (clay target shooting). He graduated from the Faculty of Politics and Economics at Gakushuin University. He was born in 1940. His birth place is in the Fukuoka Prefecture of Japan.