Mother: Tatsu Suga, schoolteacher
Marriage: Mariko Suga
Children: 3 sons
Education: Hosei University, B.A. in Law, 1973
Suga is the longest-serving chief cabinet secretary in Japanese history.
Suga is a teetotaler.
1975 – Accepts a job as secretary to Hikosaburo Okonogi, a member of the House of Representatives from Yokohama.
April 1987-1996 – Yokohama City Council member.
1996 – Wins a seat in the lower house of Parliament, representing the Kanagawa 2nd district.
2001 – Deputy Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).
2002 – Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.
2003 – Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry.
2004 – Deputy Chairman, Diet Affairs Committee, LDP.
December 2006-2007 – Minister of State for Decentralization Reform is added to his portfolio.
August 2007 – Suga is replaced as Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, Minister for Privatization of the Postal Services and Minister of State for Decentralization Reform by Hiroya Masuda in a cabinet reshuffle.
2007 – Director-General, Election Strategy Committee, LDP.
2010 – Director, Committee on Rules and Administration, HR.
October 2011 – Chairman of the LDP Party Organization and Campaign Headquarters.
September 2012 – Executive Acting Secretary-General of the LDP.
December 2012 – Chief Cabinet Secretary Minister in charge of Strengthening National Security.
September 2014 – Given the additional title of Chief Cabinet Secretary Minister in charge of Alleviating the Burden of the Bases in Okinawa.