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CDPJ elects Kaieda as supreme adviser

  • November 1, 2017
  • , Tokyo Shimbun , p. 2
  • English Press

The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDPJ) decided at a general meeting of members of both houses of the Diet on Oct. 31 to name former Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Banri Kaieda as its supreme adviser. Former National Strategy Minister Satoshi Arai was elected to chair the general meeting of Diet members.


The party’s executive council will consist of six members led by its leader Yukio Edano and deputy leader Akira Nagatsuma. It was also confirmed at the meeting that the members of the standing officers council will consist of the above six executives, the supreme advisers, chairpersons of the party’s caucuses in the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors, as well as representatives from the Tohoku, South Kanto, Hokuriku-Shinetsu, Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu blocs which are not represented in the executive council.


Hirotaka Akamatsu, who was previously a supreme adviser together with former Prime Minister Naoto Kan, resigned from this position on Oct. 31 since he is going to be elected as the vice speaker of the Lower House.

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