Hitoshi Iwata was born and raised in Kyoto’s Nishijin in 1968.
In 1992, he graduated from the College of Economics, Ritsumeikan University and joined the Ministry of Labour (currently the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare). Duties included analyzing labor economics, formulating long-term economic plans, obtaining ratification for ILO Convention No. 182 (Worst Forms of Child Labour Convention), making amendments to the Act on Employment Promotion etc. of Persons with Disabilities and more.
In 2005, he left the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare and enrolled at the Chuo Law School.
In 2009, he was registered as an attorney and started work at TOKYO TAIJU Law Offices
After registering as an attorney, he has handled various cases with a focus on labor and family law.
Also, he currently serves as an instructor of legal practice in the Chuo Law School, Director of the Legal Compliance Office in the Center for Personnel Interchanges between the Government and Private Entities (a Cabinet Office organization), Public Interest Representative at the Tokyo District Minimum Wages Council, and Legal Advisor at the National Archives of Japan.