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

  • Sakurako jimmu

    Vice Party Leader / Chairperson, Public Relations Headquarters

  • Hironori Matsushima

    Secretary-General / Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee

  • Hissho Yanai

    Chairman, General Council / Director, Publication

  • Masatoshi Enatsu

    Chairman, Policy Research Council

  • Hiroko Nanami

    Director, Finance

  • Yukihisa Oikawa

    Director, Foreign Affairs

  • Hidekazu Morikuni

    Special Advisor to the PartyLeader

  • Bunta Kokuryo

    Director, Youth Division / Acting Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee

  • Shinko Ida

    Director, Senior Division

  • Tadahiko Saito

    Chief Secretary

  • Gentaro Hatakeyama

    Assistant Director, Public Relations Headquarters