Marutei Tsurunen

Marutei Tsurunen (ツルネン・マルテイ or 弦念 丸呈, Tsurunen Marutei, born 30 April 1940) is the first foreign-born Japanese of European origin serving as a member of the Diet of Japan. He is a member of the Democratic Party of Japan, where he serves as Director General of the International Department. He served in the House of Councillors from 2001 to 2013.