Daisuke Sakamoto is a former Member of the Japanese House of Representatives and an expert on Japanese politics. During his service as a Diet member, he was a member of the House of Representatives Committee on Financial Affairs, the House of Representatives Committee on Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the House of Representatives Special Committee on Political Ethics and Election Law. He was also Director of the Youth Division for the Party for Future Generations. Before election to the National diet, he served as a researcher for a Japanese think tank involved in tourism promotion and regional economic revitalization. He also worked in the private sector in senior management positions of a clinical research company, and served as policy secretary and key aide to a Diet member. Born in Osaka City, he graduated from the departments of History and Political Science at Saint Martin’s University in Washington State.