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LDP decides on chairpersons of Lower House standing, special committees

The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) decided at a meeting of its General Council on Oct. 9 who to appoint as chairpersons of the House of Representatives standing and special committees.


Former Ministers of Internal Affairs and Communications Seiko Noda and Sanae Takaichi will be named to chair the Budget Committee and the Committee on Rules and Administration, respectively. They will be officially appointed at the extraordinary Diet session convening in late October.


The members chosen to be appointed as chairpersons of the committees are as follows:


Standing committees


Committee on the Cabinet: Hideki Makihara

Committee on Judicial Affairs: Yasuhiro Hanashi

Committee on Foreign Affairs: Kenji Wakamiya

Committee on Financial Affairs: Manabu Sakai

Committee on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: Yoshitami Kameoka

Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare: Tsutomu Tomioka

Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries: Yoji Muto

Committee on Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism: Koichi Tani

Committee on Environment: Kenya Akiba

Committee on Security: Nobuo Kishi

Committee on Fundamental National Policies: Tsutomu Sato

Budget Committee: Seiko Noda

Committee on Rules and Administration: Sanae Takaichi


Special committees


Special Committee on Disasters: Yoshio Mochizuki

Special Committee on Political Ethics and Election Law: Shunichi Yamaguchi

Special Committee on North Korean Abductions and Other Issues: Tsuyoshi Yamaguchi

Special Committee on Consumer Affairs: Shinako Tsuchiya

Special Committee on Reconstruction after Great East Japan Earthquake: Yoshihisa Furukawa

Special Committee for Investigation of Nuclear Power Issues: Tsuyoshi Takagi

Special Committee for Regional Revitalization: Hirokazu Matsuno


Commission on the Constitution: Eisuke Mori


Chairman of the Board of Oversight and Review of Specially Designated Secrets: Yasukazu Hamada


Deliberative Council on Political Ethics: Hiroyuki Hosoda

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