Ryu Shionoya (塩谷 立 Shionoya Ryū , born February 18, 1950) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature) and the current Minister of Education, Science and Technology. A native of Hamamatsu, Shizuoka and graduate of Ambassador College and Keio University, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1990. After losing the seat in 1996, he was re-elected in 1999 but lost the seat again in 2000. He was once again re-elected in 2003.
- "Aso elected premier / Announces Cabinet lineup himself; poll likely on Nov. 2", The Yomiuri Shimbun, 25 September 2008.
- "政治家情報 〜塩谷 立〜" (in Japanese). ザ･選挙. JANJAN. http://www.senkyo.janjan.jp/diet/profile/0000/00000161.html. Retrieved 2007-10-20.
- Official website in Japanese
|Representative for Shizuoka's 3rd District (multi-member)|
|Representative for Shizuoka's 8th District
2003 – present
|Minister of Education, Science and Technology of Japan