The son of Tanaka Rokusuke (January 23, 1923 - January 31, 1985), a former member of the House of Representatives, Ryota Takeda was elected for the first time in 2003 after running unsuccessfully three times in 1993, 1996 and 2000.
Takeda's career on the LDP website:
- Secretary to a Diet Member
- Acting Director, National Defense Division of LDP
- Deputy Director, Agriculture and Forestry Division of LDP
- Parliamentary Secretary for Defense (Fukuda and Aso Cabinet)
- Director, Public Speeches Division of LDP
- Chairman, Security Committee for the House of Representatives
- 政治家情報 〜武田 良太〜. ザ･選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2007-10-02. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- jimin.jp/english/profile/members/114774.html - retrieved Nov 19, 2014
- Nippon Kaigi website
- Official website in Japanese.