Profiles for Key HRP Officials


Ryuho Okawa

Happiness Realization Party Founder and President

President Ryuho Okawa is the Founder and President of the Happy Science Group. He was born on July 7, 1956, and he graduated from the University of Tokyo Faculty of Law with a degree in politics.

President Okawa joined a major general trading company, and he was transferred to the company’s headquarters in New York. While there, he studied international finance theory at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

He established Happy Science in 1986. In 2009, he founded the Happiness Realization Party and was appointed as its President and then Honorary President. He is currently serving as President of the Party. In 2010, President Okawa founded the Happy Science Academy Junior and Senior High School, and he is also working has the Honorary Principal of the Happy Science Institute of Government and Management.

  • Ryoko Shaku

    Party Leader

  • Masatoshi Enatsu

    Secretary-General / Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee / Chairman, Policy Research Council

  • Hironori Matsushima

    Chairperson, General Council / Director,seminar

  • Eiichi Satomura

    Director-General, Information Bureau

  • Hiroko Nanami

    Chairperson, Public Relations Headquarters

  • Yukihisa Oikawa

    Director, Foreign Affairs

  • Hidekazu Morikuni

    Acting Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee / Special Advisor to the PartyLeader

  • Bunta Kokuryo

    Acting Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee / Director, Youth Division

  • Yasuyuki Nakaie

    Chief Secretary

  • Kayoko Ogawa

    Acting Chairman, Policy Research Council

  • Gentaro Hatakeyama

    Assistant Director, Public Relations Headquarters