Who’s Who in the DPJ

The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) won a landslide victory in the House of Representatives election on August 30, securing an overwhelming majority with 308 seats (out of 480 contested). This will be the first effective change of government since 1993. To clue you in on who will be in the new administration, the Tokyo Foundation has made a list of DPJ Diet members who are expected to play a key role in the new regime.

Following is a list of DPJ legislators organized by area of expertise and includes concise information about each member's political activities and careers.

Among the many areas below, the functions of policy research and Diet affairs are extremely important within Japanese party politics. Historically, many experts in these areas become powerful Diet members.

The list was compiled solely by the Tokyo Foundation based on the past political activities of individual DPJ members and the data we have built up so far from our policy research activities. For their careers, we have listed only major ones from the available data (directory of Diet members, personal websites, newspaper articles, etc.).

We hope this list will provide insights into the directions of the new administration.


Areas of Expertise

Party Leadership
Policy Research Committee
Diet Affairs
Foreign Affairs and Security
Energy
Treasury, Tax System, and Finance
Law
Education
Social Security (Medical Care and Pension)
Agriculture
Economy and Industry (Trade)
Land, Infrastructure, and Transport
The Environment
Information and Communication
Decentralization
Administrative Reform
Political Reform (Ethics in Politics)

(This list is sorted according to each member's length of service in the national
Diet. Boldface indicates current positions as of September 16, 2009.)


Party Leadership

OZAWA, Ichiro (b. 1942, serving 14th term, House of Representatives, Iwate-4) DPJ Secretary General ; DPJ Next Cabinet (shadow cabinet) Deputy Prime Minister; DPJ Acting President; DPJ President; Next Cabinet Prime Minister; Minister of Home Affairs; Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary.

KAN, Naoto (b. 1946, serving 10th term, HR, Tokyo-18) Minister of State pre-designated by the provisions of the Cabinet Law, Article 9 (Deputy Prime Minister); Minister of State for National Strategy; Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, and Science and Technology Policy ; DPJ Acting President; DPJ Next Cabinet Deputy Prime Minister; DPJ President; DPJ Secretary General; Minister for Health and Welfare; patent attorney.

OKADA, Katsuya (b. 1953, serving 7th term, HR, Mie-3) Minister for Foreign Affairs; DPJ Secretary General, Next Cabinet Minister of State, DPJ President; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Fiscal Policy and Financial Services, Chair of the DPJ Political Reform Promotion Headquarters; Chairman of the HR Committee on Security; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Budget; Planner for the Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

FUJII, Hirohisa (b. 1932, serving 7th term, HR, South Kanto PR) Minister of Finance ; Supreme Adviser to the DPJ; Chair of the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee; Minister of Finance; Budget Officer of the Ministry of Finance.

GEMBA, Koichiro (b. 1964, serving 6th term, HR, Fukushima-3) Next Cabinet Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications; Chair of the DPJ Decentralization Research Committee; DPJ Deputy Secretary General; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Discipline; Member of Fukushima Prefectural Assembly.

HIRANO, Hirofumi (b, 1949, serving 5th term, HR Osaka-11) Chief Cabinet Secretary ; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Administration Committee; DPJ Deputy Secretary General; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Director of the DPJ Bureau of Internal Affairs and Communications; Director of the DPJ Research Bureau; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Fundamental National Policies; Adviser to Japanese Electrical Electronic and Information Union; employee of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.

TARUTOKO, Shinji (b. 1959, serving 5th term, HR, Osaka-12) Next Cabinet Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Chair of the DPJ Group Exchange Committee; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Science and Technology.

NODA, Yoshihiko (b. 1957, serving 5th term, HR, Chiba-4) DPJ Deputy Secretary General, Next Cabinet Minister of State for Administrative Reform and Regulatory Reform; Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Member of Chiba Prefectural Assembly.

MATSUMOTO, Takeaki (b. 1959, serving 4th term, HR, Hyogo-11) Vice Chair of the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee; Next Cabinet Deputy Director General of the Defense Agency; Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; member of the HR Committee on Security; Director of the HR Special Committee on Coping with Armed Attack Situation and Related Matters; Special Assistant to the Director General of the Defense Agency.

KOSHIISHI, Azuma (b. 1936, serving 2nd term, House of Councillors, Yamanashi) Next Cabinet Deputy Prime Minister, Chair of the DPJ HC Caucus ; Chairman of the executive committee of the Yamanashi branch of the Japan Teachers Union.

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Policy Research Committee

The Policy Research Committee within the DPJ is responsible for studying and proposing policies in various areas. Politicians with the experience of holding the Chair, Deputy Chair, or other positions in the Committee go on to play a role in harmonizing policies in a variety of areas. Therefore, experience in this area is considered an important professional skill.

OKADA, Katsuya (b. 1953, serving 7th term, HR, Mie-3) Minister for Foreign Affairs; DPJ Secretary General; Next Cabinet Minister of State; DPJ President; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Fiscal Policy and Financial Services, Chair of the DPJ Political Reform Promotion Headquarters; Chairman of the HR Committee on Security; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Budget; Planner for the Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

EDANO, Yukio (b. 1964, serving 6th term, HR, Saitama-5) Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee, Next Cabinet Chief Cabinet Secretary; Director of the HR Committee on Budget; lawyer.

OZAWA, Sakihito (b. 1954, serving 6th term, HR, Yamanashi-1) Minister of the Environment ; Chair of the DPJ National Rallying and Canvassing Committee, Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee, Next Cabinet Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; DPJ Deputy Secretary General; Member of the HR Council on National Development Arterial Expressway Construction; employee of the Bank of Tokyo.

MATSUMOTO, Takeaki (b. 1959, serving 4th term, HR, Hyogo-11) Vice Chair of the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee; Next Cabinet Deputy Director General of the Defense Agency; Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; member of the HR Committee on Security; Director of the HR Special Committee on Coping with Armed Attack Situations and Related Matters; Special assistant to the Director General of the Defense Agency.

HOSONO, Goshi (b. 1971, serving 4th term, HR, Shizuoka-5) First Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee, Vice Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Director of the HR Committee on Fundamental National Policies; researcher of Sanwa Research Institute.

NAGATSUMA, Akira (b. 1960, serving 4th term, HR, Tokyo-7) Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare; Minister of State for Pension Reform ; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Pensions and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Next Cabinet Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; reporter for Nikkei Business .

NAOSHIMA, Masayuki (b. 1945, serving 3rd term, HC, PR) Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry ; Minister of Economy, Trade and IndustryChair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; DPJ Next Chief Cabinet Secretary; Secretary General of the DPJ HC Caucus; Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HC Committee; Chair of the HC Committee on Land and Transport; Vice-President of the Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers' Unions.

FUKUYAMA, Tetsuro (b. 1962, serving 2nd term, HC, Kyoto) Deputy Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Election Campaign Committee; Chair of the HC Committee on Environment; Director of the HC Committee on Budget; Director of the HC Special Committee on Political Ethics and Election System; Member of the HC Research Committee on International Affairs and Global Warming Issues.

MATSUI, Koji (b. 1960, serving 2nd term, HC, Kyoto) Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary ; Next Cabinet Minister of State for the Cabinet Office; Secretary-General of the DPJ Administrative Reform Research Committee; Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Senior Director of the HC Committee on the Cabinet; Member of the HC Committee on Oversight of Administration; official of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry; Deputy Counselor of the Cabinet Secretariat.

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Diet Affairs

There is a Steering Committee within the Diet, consisting of members of both ruling and opposition parties, which negotiates the schedule of deliberations. Outside the work of this committee, the function of conducting informal negotiations between the ruling and opposition parties concerning the deliberation schedule and other matters such as policy amendments is called “Diet Affairs.” The Chairman of the Diet Affairs Committee is considered an important office within both the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and the DPJ.

GEMBA, Koichiro (b. 1964, serving 6th term, HR, Fukushima-3) Next Cabinet Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications; Chair of the DPJ Decentralization Research Committee; DPJ Deputy Secretary General; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Discipline; Member of Fukushima Prefectural Assembly.

FUJIMURA, Osamu (b. 1949, serving 6th term, HR, Osaka-7) Next Cabinet Minister of Health, Welfare and Labor; Next Cabinet Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Health, Welfare and Labor; member of the HR Committee on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Chair of the HR Special Committee on Children and Youth.

OZAWA, Sakihito (b. 1954, serving 6th term, HR, Yamanashi-1) Minister of the Environment ; Chair of the DPJ National Rallying and Canvassing Committee; Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Next Cabinet Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; DPJ Deputy Secretary General; Member of the HR Council on National Development Arterial Expressway Construction; employee of the Bank of Tokyo.

YAMAOKA, Kenji (b. 1943, serving 5th term, HR, Tochigi-4) Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee ; DPJ Vice President; Chair of the HR Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Finance; Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Justice.

TARUTOKO, Shinji (b. 1959, serving 5th term, HR, Osaka-12) Next Cabinet Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Chair of the DPJ Group Exchange Committee; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Science and Technology.

AZUMI, Jun (b. 1962, serving 5th term, HR, Miyagi-5) Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Chair of the DPJ Election Campaign Committee; DPJ Deputy Secretary General; Journalist at the political desk of NHK.

HIRANO, Hirofumi (b, 1949, serving 5th term, HR Osaka-11) Chief Cabinet Secretary ; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Administration Committee; DPJ Deputy Secretary General; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Director of the DPJ Bureau of Internal Affairs and Communications; Director of the DPJ Research Bureau; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Fundamental National Policies; Adviser to Japanese Electrical Electronic and Information Union; employee of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.

MATSUNO, Yorihisa (b. 1960, serving 4th term, HR, Kumamoto-1) Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary ; Vice Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; DPJ Deputy Secretary General; Senior Director of the HR Steering Committee.

MATSUMOTO, Takeaki (b. 1959, serving 4th term, HR, Hyogo-11) Vice Chair of the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee, Next Cabinet Deputy Director General of the Defense Agency; Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; member of the HR Committee on Security; Director of the HR Special Committee on Coping with Armed Attack Situation and Related Matters; Special Assistant to the Director General of the Defense Agency.

HIRATA, Kenji (b. 1944, serving 3rd term, HC, Gifu) Secretary General of the DPJ HC Caucus ; DPJ Deputy Secretary General; Chair of the HC Deliberative Council on Political Ethics; Director of the HC Steering Committee.

TEZUKA, Yoshio (b. 1966, serving 3rd term, HR, Tokyo-5) Vice Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Director of the HR Committee on Fundamental National Policies.

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Foreign Affairs and Security

OKADA, Katsuya (b. 1953, serving 7th term, HR, Mie-3) Minister for Foreign Affairs; DPJ Secretary General; Next Cabinet Minister of State; DPJ President; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Fiscal Policy and Financial Services; Chair of the DPJ Political Reform Promotion Headquarters; Chairman of the HR Committee on Security; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Budget; Planner for the Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

MAEHARA, Seiji (b. 1962, serving 6th term, HR, Kyoto-2) Minister of Land,Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism; Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, and Disaster Management ; DPJ Vice President; Next Cabinet Director General of the Defense Agency; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Social Capital Development; Chair of the DPJ Public Works Reform Project Team; Chair of the DPJ Road-Related Special Corporation Working Team; Chair of the DPJ New Public Works Research Committee; Chair of the DPJ Expressways Project Team; DPJ President; Member of the HR Committee on Fundamental National Policies; Chairman of the HR Special Committee on Okinawa and Northern Problems; member of Kyoto Prefectural Assembly.

TAKEMASA, Koichi (b. 1961, serving 4th term, HR, Saitama-1) Next Cabinet Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; Chair of the DPJ Research Committee on Audit and Oversight of the Administration; Next Cabinet Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications; Senior Director of the HR Committee of Foreign Affairs; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications; Member of Saitama Prefectural Assembly.

HOSONO, Goshi (b. 1971, serving 4th term, HR, Shizuoka-5) First Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Vice Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Director of the HR Committee on Fundamental National Policies; researcher of Sanwa Research Institute.

MATSUMOTO, Takeaki (b. 1959, serving 4th term, HR, Hyogo-11) Vice Chair of the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee, Next Cabinet Deputy Director General of the Defense Agency; Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; member of the HR Committee on Security; Director of the HR Special Committee on Coping with Armed Attack Situation and Related Matters; Special Assistant to the Director General of the Defense Agency.

NAGASHIMA, Akihisa (b. 1962, serving 3rd term, HR, Tokyo-21) Next Cabinet Director General of the Defense Agency; Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Director of the HR Committee on Security; Director of the HR Committee on Foreign Affairs; Research Associate at the US Council on Foreign Relations; Visiting scholar at the Edwin O. Reischauer Center for East Asian Studies at the Johns Hopkins University-SAIS, Washington, D.C.

KITAZAWA, Toshimi (b. 1938, serving 3rd term, HC, Nagano) Minister of Defense ; DPJ Vice President, Member of the HC Land and Transport Committee, Member of the HC Fundamental National Policies Committee; Member of Nagano Prefectural Assembly.

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Energy

OHATA, Akihiro (b. 1947, serving 7th term, HR, Ibaraki-5) Member of the HR Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry; Member of Ibaraki Prefectural Assembly.

TARUTOKO, Shinji (b. 1959, serving 5th term, HR, Osaka-12) Next Cabinet Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Chair of the DPJ Group Exchange Committee; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Science and Technology.

HOSONO, Goshi (b. 1971, serving 4th term, HR, Shizuoka-5) First Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Vice Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Director of the HR Committee on Fundamental National Policies; researcher of Sanwa Research Institute.

KONDO, Yosuke (b. 1965, serving 3rd term, HR, Yamagata-2) Secretary-General of the DPJ Energy Policy Research Committee, Next Cabinet Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry; reporter for Nihon Keizai Shimbun .

FUJIWARA, Masashi (b. 1946, serving 2nd term, HC, PR) Next Cabinet Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; Director of the HC Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry; Deputy Chairman of the Confederation of Electric Power Related Industry Worker's Unions of Japan.

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Treasury, Tax System, and Finance

OKADA, Katsuya (b. 1953, serving 7th term, HR, Mie-3) Minister for Foreign Affairs; DPJ Secretary General; Next Cabinet Minister of State; DPJ President; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Fiscal Policy and Financial Services; Chair of the DPJ Political Reform Promotion Headquarters; Chairman of the HR Committee on Security; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Budget; Planner for the Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

FUJII, Hirohisa (b. 1932, serving 7th term, HR, South Kanto PR) Minister of Finance; Supreme Adviser to the DPJ; Chair of the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee; Minister of Finance; Budget Officer of the Ministry of Finance.

SENGOKU, Yoshito (b. 1946, serving 6th term, HR, Tokushima-1) Minister of State for Administrative Innovation; Minister of State for Civil Service Reform ; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy; Next Cabinet Chair of the Economic Strategy Meeting; Chair of the HR Committee on Audit and Oversight of Administration; lawyer.

NAKAGAWA, Masaharu (b. 1950, serving 5th term, HR, Mie-2) Next Cabinet Minister of Finance; Advisor to the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee; Director of the HR Committee on Budget; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Financial Affairs; Member of the Mie Prefectural Assembly; Member of the Mie Prefecture Audit Committee.

HIRAOKA, Hideo (b. 1954, serving 5th term, HR, Yamaguchi-2) Next Cabinet Vice Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee; Section Chief of the National Tax Agency, Ministry of Finance; lawyer.

FURUKAWA, Motohisa (b. 1965, serving 5th term, HR, Aichi-2) Chair of the Pension Reform Research Committee; First Vice Chair of the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Audit and Oversight of Administration; official of the Ministry of Finance.

MATSUMOTO, Takeaki (b. 1959, serving 4th term, HR, Hyogo-11) Vice Chair of the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee; Next Cabinet Deputy Director General of the Defense Agency; Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; member of the HR Committee on Security; Director of the HR Special Committee on Coping with Armed Attack Situation and Related Matters; Special assistant to the Director General of the Defense Agency.

OGUSHI, Hiroshi (b. 1965, serving 2nd term, HR, Saga-2) Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Member of the HR Committee on Budget; Member of the HR Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; General Manager of the Ministry of Finance Budget Bureau; Special Officer for Financial Services Agency.

KISHIMOTO, Shuhei (b. 1956, serving 1st term, HR, Wakayama-1) General Manager of the Ministry of Finance Budget Bureau; Director of the Ministry of Finance Financial Bureau; Policy Advisor to the Cabinet Office.

MINEZAKI, Naoki (b. 1944, serving 3rd term, HC, Hokkaido) Next Cabinet Minister of Finance; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Financial Services and Economic and Fiscal Policy; Chair of the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee; Senior Director of the HC Committee on Budget; Chair of the HC Committee on Financial Affairs; Director of the HC Special Committee on Financial Issues and Revitalization of the Economy.

OHTSUKA, Kouhei (b. 1959, serving 2nd term, HC, Aichi) Chair of the DPJ Financial Policy Team ; Director of the HC Committee on Financial Affairs ; Assistant to the Policy Board of the Bank of Japan.

OKUBO, Tsutomu (b. 1961, serving 1st term, HC, Fukuoka) Next Cabinet Vice Minister of State for Financial Services, Officer of the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee; Director of the HC Committee on Financial Affairs; Government Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency; Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Japan.

ODACHI, Motoyuki (b. 1963, serving 1st term, HC, Osaka) Deputy Chair of the DPJ HC Policy Research Committee ; Vice Chair of the Policy Research Committee; Director of the HC Committee on Financial Affairs; certified public accountant.

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Law

NAKAI, Hiroshi (b. 1942, serving 11th term, HR, Tokai) Chairman of the National Commission on Public Safety (State Minister) ; Minister of State for the Abduction Issue ; Chair of DPJ Standing Officers Council; Member of the HR Judicial Committee, Director of the DPJ abduction issues headquarters; Minister of Justice.

CHIBA, Keiko (b. 1948, serving 4th term, HC, Kanagawa) Minister of Justice ; Chair of DPJ Administration Committee; Director of the HC Judicial Committee; DPJ Vice President; lawyer.

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Education

NISHIOKA, Takeo (b. 1936, served 11 terms, HR; serving 2nd term, HC, PR) Minister of Education, Member of the HC Committee on Education, Culture and Science; Director of Nagasaki Shimbun, Chair of the Nagasaki Youth Union.

FUJIMURA, Osamu (b. 1949, serving 6th term, HR, Osaka-7) Next Cabinet Minister of Health, Welfare and Labor; Next Cabinet Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Health, Welfare and Labor; member of the HR Committee on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Chair of the HR Special Committee on Children and Youth.

KOMIYAMA, Yoko (b. 1948, served 1 term, HC; serving 4th term, HR, Tokyo-6, ) Next Cabinet Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Chair of the HR Special Committee on Children and Youth; announcer and senior commentator at NHK.

MAKI, Yoshio (b. 1958, serving 4th term, HR, Aichi-4) Next Cabinet Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Director of the HR Committee on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; employee at the Democratic Party of Japan headquarters; reporter for Defense Agency’s public relations newspaper.

ISHIDA, Yoshihiro (b. 1945, serving 1st term, HR, Aichi-6) Member of Aichi Prefectural Assembly, Mayor of Inuyama.

KOSHIISHI, Azuma (b. 1936, serving 2nd term, HC, Yamanashi) Next Cabinet Deputy Prime Minister, Chair of the DPJ HC Caucus; Chairman of the executive committee of the Yamanashi branch of the Japan Teachers Union.

SUZUKI, Kan (b. 1964, serving 2nd term, HC, Tokyo) Next Cabinet Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Director of the HC Committee on Education, Culture and Science; Senior Director of the Renaissance of Japanese Education.

KAMIMOTO, Mieko (b. 1948, serving 2nd term, HC, PR) Next Cabinet Minister of State for Children/Gender Equality; primary school teacher; Director-General of the Education and Culture Bureau of the Japan Teachers Union.

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Social Security (Medical Care and Pension)

KAN, Naoto (b. 1946, serving 10th term, HR, Tokyo-18) Minister of State pre-designated by the provisions of the Cabinet Law, Article 9 (Deputy Prime Minister); Minister of State for National Strategy; Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, and Science and Technology Policy ; DPJ Acting President; DPJ Next Cabinet Deputy Prime Minister; DPJ President; DPJ Secretary General; Minister for Health and Welfare; patent attorney.

SENGOKU, Yoshito (b. 1946, serving 6th term, HR, Tokushima-1) Minister of State for Administrative Innovation; Minister of State for Civil Service Reform ; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy; Next Cabinet Chair of the Economic Strategy Meeting; Chair of the HR Committee on Audit and Oversight of Administration; lawyer.

EDANO, Yukio (b. 1964, serving 6th term, HR, Saitama-5) Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Next Chief Cabinet Secretary; Director of the HR Committee on Budget; lawyer.

FURUKAWA, Motohisa (b. 1965, serving 5th term, HR, Aichi-2) Chair of the Pension Reform Research Committee; First Vice Chair of the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Audit and Oversight of Administration; official of the Ministry of Finance.

MATSUMOTO, Takeaki (b. 1959, serving 4th term, HR, Hyogo-11) Vice Chair of the DPJ Tax Policy Research Committee; Next Cabinet Deputy Director General of the Defense Agency;Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; member of the HR Committee on Security; Director of the HR Special Committee on Coping with Armed Attack Situation and Related Matters; Special Assistant to the Director General of the Defense Agency.

MITSUI, Wakio (b. 1942, serving 4th term, HR, Hokkaido-2) Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee ; Next Cabinet Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare; Director General of the Koyukai Foundation, a medical corporation organization.

NAGATSUMA, Akira (b. 1960, serving 4th term, HR, Tokyo-7) Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare; Minister of State for Pension Reform ; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Pensions and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Next Cabinet Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; reporter for Nikkei Business .

YAMANOI, Kazunori (b. 1962, serving 4th term, HR, Kyoto-6) Next Cabinet Vice Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare, General Manager in Charge of the "Lost Pensions" in the DPJ Pension Reform Research Committee.

OKAMOTO, Mitsunori (b. 1971, serving 3rd term, HR, Aichi-9) Member of the HR Committee on Health, Labor and Welfare; medical doctor.

KISHIMOTO, Shuhei (b. 1956, serving 1st term, HR, Wakayama-1) General Manager of the Ministry of Finance Budget Bureau;Director of the Ministry of Finance Financial Bureau; Policy Advisor to the Cabinet Office.

SAKURAI, Mitsuru (b. 1956, serving 2nd term, HC, Miyagi) Deputy Head of the DPJ Pension and Medical Care Policy Headquarters; medical doctor.

SUZUKI, Kan (b. 1964, serving 2nd term, HC, Tokyo) Next Cabinet Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Director of the HC Committee on Education, Culture and Science; Senior Director of the Renaissance of Japanese Education.

ADACHI, Shinya (b. 1957, serving 1st term, HC, Oita) Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Deputy Secretary General; Member of the HC Committee on Health, Welfare and Labor; medical doctor.

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Agriculture

AKAMATSU, Hirotaka (b. 1948, serving 7th term, HR, Tokai) Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries ; Chair of DPJ Election Campaign Committee; member of the HR Fundamental National Policies Committee; DPJ Vice President.

TANABU, Masami (b. 1934, served 6 terms, HR; serving 2nd term, HC, Aomori) Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; member of Aomori Prefectural Assembly.

KODAIRA, Tadamasa (b. 1942, serving 7th term, HR, Hokkaido-10) Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Chair of the HR Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Committee; ranch manager.

HACHIRO, Yoshio (b. 1948, serving 7th term, HR, Hokkaido-4) General Manager of the Agricultural Cooperative in Imakane town, Hokkaido.

SHINOHARA, Takashi (b. 1948, serving 3rd term, HR, Nagano-1) Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Next Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Head of the DPJ Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Association; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Special Assistant to the Minister's Secretariat of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Director-General of MAFF Policy Research Institute (PRIMAFF).

TSUTSUI, Nobutaka (b. 1944, serving 5th term, HR, Niigata-6) Next Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; lawyer.

YAMADA, Masahiko (b. 1942, serving 5th term, HR, Nagasaki-3) Next Cabinet Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; lawyer.

HOSONO, Goshi (b. 1971, serving 4th term, HR, Shizuoka-5) First Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Vice Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Director of the HR Committee on Fundamental National Policies; researcher of Sanwa Research Institute.

OGUSHI, Hiroshi (b. 1965, serving 2nd term, HR, Saga-2) Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Member of the HR Committee on Budget; Member of the HR Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; General Manager of the Budget Bureau of the Ministry of Finance; Special Officer for the Financial Services Agency.

FUKUSHIMA, Nobuyuki (b. 1970, serving 1st term, HR, Ibaraki-1) Deputy Counselor for promoting special economic zones for structural reform in the Cabinet Secretariat; official of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; researcher of the Tokyo Foundation.

TAKAHASHI, Chiaki (b. 1956, serving, 2nd term, HC, Mie) Next Cabinet Vice Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Director of the HC Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Manager of Shinto Tsushin; Mie Prefecture Economic Federation of Agricultural Cooperatives.

HIRANO, Tatsuo (b. 1954, serving 2nd term, HC, Iwate) Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Chair of the HC Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Committee; Senior Investigator for Engineering at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

GUNJI, Akira (b. 1949, serving 2nd term, HC, Ibaraki) Chairman of the HC Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; Secretary-general of the ZENKOKU-NODANRO, a national labor union for farmers.

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Economy and Industry (Trade)

KAWABATA, Tatsuo (b. 1945, serving 8th term, HR, Shiga-1) Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology ; DPJ Vice President employee of Toray Industries.

OKADA, Katsuya (b. 1953, serving 7th term, HR, Mie-3) Minister for Foreign Affairs; DPJ Secretary General; Next Cabinet Minister of State; DPJ President; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Fiscal Policy and Financial Services; Chair of the DPJ Political Reform Promotion Headquarters; Chairman of the HR Committee on Security; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Budget; Planner for the Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

OHATA, Akihiro (b. 1947, serving 7th term, HR, Ibaraki-5) Member of the HR Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry; Member of Ibaraki Prefectural Assembly.

OZAWA, Sakihito (b. 1954, serving 6th term, HR, Yamanashi-1) Minister of the Environment ; Chair of the DPJ National Rallying and Canvassing Committee; Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Next Cabinet Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; DPJ Deputy Secretary General; Member of the HR Council on National Development Arterial Expressway Construction; employee of the Bank of Tokyo.

YOSHIDA, Osamu (b. 1962, serving 4th term, HR, Osaka-4) Senior Director of the HR Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry.

HOSONO, Goshi (b. 1971, serving 4th term, HR, Shizuoka-5) First Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Vice Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Director of the HR Committee on Fundamental National Policies; researcher of Sanwa Research Institute.

KONDO, Yosuke (b. 1965, serving 3rd term, HR, Yamagata-2) Secretary-General of the DPJ Energy Policy Research Committee; Next Cabinet Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry; reporter for Nihon Keizai Shimbun .

OGATA, Rintaro (b. 1973, serving 1st term, HR, Fukuoka-9) Deputy Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

MASHIKO, Teruhiko (b. 1947, served 3 terms, HR; serving 1st term, HC, Fukushima) Next Cabinet Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry; Director of the HC Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry; member of Fukushima Prefectural Assembly.

FUJISUE, Kenzo (b. 1964, serving 1st term, HC, PR) Director of the HC Special Committee on Official Development Assistance and Related Matters; Deputy Director of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

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Land, Infrastructure, and Transport

MAEHARA, Seiji (b. 1962, serving 6th term, HR, Kyoto-2) Minister of Land,Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism; Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, and Disaster Management ; DPJ Vice President; Next Cabinet Director General of the Defense Agency; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Social Capital Development; Chair of the DPJ Public Works Reform Project Team; Chair of the DPJ Road-Related Special Corporation Working Team; Chair of the DPJ New Public Works Research Committee; Chair of the DPJ Expressways Project Team; DPJ President; Member of the HR Committee on Fundamental National Policies; Chairman of the HR Special Committee on Okinawa and Northern Problems; member of Kyoto Prefectural Assembly.

TARUTOKO, Shinji (b. 1959, serving 5th term, HR, Osaka-12) Next Cabinet Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Chair of the DPJ Group Exchange Committee; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Science and Technology.

MAEDA, Takeshi (b. 1937, served 4 terms, HR; serving 1st term, HC, PR) Chair of the DPJ Corporate & External Organizations Committee; Senior Director of the HC Special Committee on Disasters; official of the Ministry of Construction and National Land Agency.

NAGAHAMA, Hiroyuki (b. 1958, served 4 terms, HR; serving 1st term, HC, Chiba) Next Cabinet Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Next Cabinet Minister of the Environment; Senior Director of the HC Committee on Land and Transport; Manager of the Tokyo Branch of the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management.

BANNO, Yutaka (b. 1961, serving 4th term, HR, Aichi-8) Next Cabinet Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Secretary-General of the DPJ Tourism Policy and Promotion Research Committee.

MABUCHI, Sumio (b. 1960, serving 3rd term, HR, Nara-1) Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Deputy Secretary-General of the DPJ Administrative Reform Research Committee; Mitsui Construction Co.

MIKAZUKI, Taizo (b. 1971, serving 3rd term, HR, Shiga-3) Director of the HR Committee on Land, Infrastructure and Transport; employee of JR West.

IKEGUCHI, Syuji (b. 1949, serving 2nd term, HC, PR) Director of the Labor Bureau; Vice President of the Confederation of Japan Automobile Workers' Unions (JAW).

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The Environment

HIRONAKA, Wakako (b. 1934, serving 4th term, HC, Chiba) DPJ Vice President; Director General of the Environment Agency; Director of the HC Special Committee on Environment.

KONDO, Shoichi (b. 1958, serving 5th term, HR, Aichi-3) Next Cabinet Minister of the Environment; Member of the HR Committee of Environment; reporter for Chunichi Shimbun.

NAGAHAMA, Hiroyuki (b. 1958, served 4 terms, HR; serving 1st term, HC, Chiba) Next Cabinet Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Next Cabinet Minister of the Environment; Senior Director of the HC Committee on Land and Transport; Manager of the Tokyo Branch of the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management.

OKAZAKI, Tomiko (b. 1944, served 2 terms, HR; serving 3rd term, HC, Miyagi) Next Cabinet Minister of the Environment; Director of the HC Committee on Environment; announcer.

FUKUYAMA, Tetsuro (b. 1962, serving 2nd term, HC, Kyoto) Deputy Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Election Campaign Committee; Chair of the HC Committee on Environment; Director of the HC Committee on Budget; Director of the HC Special Committee on Political Ethics and Election System; Member of the HC Research Committee on International Affairs and Global Warming Issues.

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Information and Communication

HARAGUCHI, Kazuhiro (b. 1959, serving 5th term, HR, Saga-1) Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications; Minister of State for Promotion of Regional Sovereignty; Next Cabinet Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications; Member of Saga Prefectural Assembly.

TAKEMASA, Koichi (b. 1961, serving 4th term, HR, Saitama-1) Next Cabinet Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; Chair of the DPJ Research Committee on Audit and Oversight of Administration; Next Cabinet Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications; Senior Director of the HR Committee of Foreign Affairs; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications; Member of Saitama Prefectural Assembly.

TAJIMA, Kaname (b. 1961, serving 3rd term, HR, Chiba-1) Member of the HR Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications; Employee of NTT Communications.

NAITO, Masamitsu (b. 1964, serving 2nd term, HC, PR) Chair of the HC Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications; Vice-Chair of the Committee for Industrial Policy of the Japan Federation of Telecommunications, Electronic Information and Allied Workers; Employee of NTT.

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Decentralization

GEMBA, Koichiro (b. 1964, serving 6th term, HR, Fukushima-3) Next Cabinet Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications, Chair of the DPJ Decentralization Research Committee; DPJ Deputy Secretary General; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Discipline; Member of Fukushima Prefectural Assembly.

HARAGUCHI, Kazuhiro (b. 1959, serving 5th term, HR, Saga-1) Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications; Minister of State for Promotion of Regional Sovereignty; Next Cabinet Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications; Member of Saga Prefectural Assembly.

AZUMI, Jun (b. 1962, serving 5th term, HR, Miyagi-5) Deputy Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Chair of the DPJ Election Campaign Committee; DPJ Deputy Secretary General; Journalist at the political desk of NHK.

OSAKA, Seiji (b. 1959, serving 2nd term, HR, Hokkaido-8); Secretary-General of the DPJ Decentralization Research Committee; Deputy Director of the DPJ Bureau of Local Governments; Mayor of Niseko town.

ISHIDA, Yoshihiro (b. 1945, serving 1st term, HR, Aichi-6) Member of Aichi Prefectural Assembly; Mayor of Inuyama city, Aichi.

MATSUI, Koji (b. 1960, serving 2nd term, HC, Kyoto) Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary ; Next Cabinet Minister of State for the Cabinet Office; Secretary-General of the DPJ Administrative Reform Research Committee; Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Senior Director of the HC Committee on the Cabinet; Member of the HC Committee on Oversight of Administration; official of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry; Deputy Counselor of the Cabinet Secretariat.

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Administrative Reform

KAN, Naoto (b. 1946, serving 10th term, HR, Tokyo-18) Minister of State pre-designated by the provisions of the Cabinet Law, Article 9 (Deputy Prime Minister); Minister of State for National Strategy; Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, and Science and Technology Policy ; DPJ Acting President; DPJ Next Cabinet Deputy Prime Minister; DPJ President; DPJ Secretary General; Minister for Health and Welfare; patent attorney.

MAEHARA, Seiji (b. 1962, serving 6th term, HR, Kyoto-2) Minister of Land,Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism; Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, and Disaster Management ; DPJ Vice President; Next Cabinet Director General of the Defense Agency; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Social Capital Development; Chair of the DPJ Public Works Reform Project Team; Chair of the DPJ Road-Related Special Corporation Working Team; Chair of the DPJ New Public Works Research Committee; Chair of the DPJ Expressways Project Team; DPJ President; Member of the HR Committee on Fundamental National Policies; Chairman of the HR Special Committee on Okinawa and Northern Problems; member of Kyoto Prefectural Assembly.

NAGATSUMA, Akira (b. 1960, serving 4th term, HR, Tokyo-7) Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare; Minister of State for Pension Reform ; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Pensions and Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; Deputy Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Next Cabinet Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary; reporter for Nikkei Business .

MABUCHI, Sumio (b. 1960, serving 3rd term, HR, Nara-1) Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Deputy Secretary-General of the DPJ Administrative Reform Research Committee; Mitsui Construction Co.

OGUSHI, Hiroshi (b. 1965, serving 2nd term, HR, Saga-2) Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Member of the HR Committee on Budget; Member of the HR Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries; General Manager of the Budget Bureau of the Ministry of Finance; Special Officer for the Financial Services Agency.

FUKUSHIMA, Nobuyuki (b. 1970, serving 1st term, HR, Ibaraki-1) Deputy Counselor for promoting special economic zones for structural reform in the Cabinet Secretariat; official of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; researcher of the Tokyo Foundation.

GOTO, Yuichi (b. 1969, serving 1st term, HR, Kanagawa-16) Deputy Director of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

MATSUI, Koji (b. 1960, serving 2nd term, HC, Kyoto) Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary ; Next Cabinet Minister of State for the Cabinet Office; Secretary-General of the DPJ Administrative Reform Research Committee; Vice Chair of the DPJ Policy Research Committee; Senior Director of the HC Committee on the Cabinet; Member of the HC Committee on Oversight of Administration; official of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry; Deputy Counselor of the Cabinet Secretariat.

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Political Reform (Ethics in Politics)

OKADA, Katsuya (b. 1953, serving 7th term, HR, Mie-3) Minister for Foreign Affairs; DPJ Secretary General; Next Cabinet Minister of State; DPJ President; Next Cabinet Minister of State for Fiscal Policy and Financial Services; Chair of the DPJ Political Reform Promotion Headquarters; Chairman of the HR Committee on Security; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Budget; Planner for the Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

NODA, Yoshihiko (b. 1957, serving 5th term, HR, Chiba-4) DPJ Deputy Secretary General, Next Cabinet Minister of State for Administrative Reform and Regulatory Reform; Chair of the DPJ Diet Affairs HR Committee; Member of Chiba Prefectural Assembly.

TAKEMASA, Koichi (b. 1961, serving 4th term, HR, Saitama-1) Next Cabinet Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs; Chair of the DPJ Research Committee on Audit and Oversight of Administration; Next Cabinet Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications; Senior Director of the HR Committee of Foreign Affairs; Senior Director of the HR Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications; Member of Saitama Prefectural Assembly.

NAKAMURA, Tetsuji (b. 1971, served 2 terms, HR; serving 1st term, HC, Nara) DPJ Deputy Secretary General; Member of the HR Special Committee on Political Ethics and Election System.

ODACHI, Motoyuki (b. 1963, serving 1st term, HC, Osaka) Deputy Chair of the DPJ HC Policy Research Committee ; Vice Chair of the Policy Research Committee; Director of the HC Committee on Financial Affairs; certified public accountant.

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