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List of business leaders who dined, played golf with PM Abe in 2017

  • December 29, 2017
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Shukan Asahi tallied the number of times business leaders dined or played golf with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in 2017 based on the Prime Minister’s daily schedules carried by Asahi Shimbun. Here is the list:

 

Name and job title

No. of Times

Soichiro Masuoka, Tekko Building senior managing director

Tsuneo Watanabe, Yomiuri Shimbun Group chief editor

5

Fujio Mitarai, Keidanren honorary chairman, Canon Inc. chairman

Yoshiyuki Kasai, Central Japan Railway Company honorary chairman

4

Hironobu Abe, Mitsubishi Shoji Packaging Corp. president (Abe’s elder brother)

Sadayuki Sakakibara, Keidanren chairman, Toray Industries, Inc. adviser

Takashi Imai, Keidanren honorary chairman, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. honorary chairman

Teruto Akiyama, Nikkei Visual Images, Inc. president

3

Akio Mimura, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry chairman, Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. honorary chairman

Shigetaka Komori, Fujifilm Holdings Corp. chairman

Yoshimitsu Kobayashi, Keizai Doyukai chairman

Koichi Shibuya, Rickie Business Solution president

Isao Matsuzaki, Morinaga Shoji, Co. Ltd. president

2

Tomosaburo Mogi, Kikkoman Corp. honorary chairman; Nobuyuki Nakahara, former BOJ Policy Board member; Akio Toyoda, Toyota Motor president; Hironori Aoki, AOKI Holdings chairman; Kenji Ikemori, Fancl Corp. chairman; Hiromichi Toba, Doutor Coffee honorary chairman; Hisashi Hieda, (then) Fuji TV chairman; Akio Nitori, NITORI Holdings chairman; Masami Yabumoto, Kinshukai Group CEO; Yoshio Okubo, Nippon TV president; Kenzo Tsujimoto, CAPCOM chairman; Hiroshi Hayakawa, TV Asahi chairman; Hiroya Kawasaki, Kobe Steel chairman and president; Hiroaki Nakanishi, Hitachi Ltd. chairman; Masayoshi Matsumoto, Kansai Economic Federation chairman; Takeshi Niinami, Suntory Holdings president, and others

1

*As of Dec. 15.

 

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