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20 LDP-affiliated state ministers belong to pro-constitutional revision rightest parliamentary leagues

Twenty of the 22 state ministers in the reshuffled fourth cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who are affiliated with the Liberal Democratic Party belong to parliamentary leagues affiliated with pro-Yasukuni rightest groups, which support constitutional amendment, according to a survey conducted by Shimbun Akahata. (Abridged)

 

Name

Agency/Ministry

Japan Conference (Nippon Kaigi)

Shinto Association of Spiritual Leadership

Ichiro Kanke

Reconstruction 

 

Taku Otsuka

Cabinet Office

Masaaki Taira

Cabinet Office

 

 

Ichiro Miyashita

Cabinet Office

Gaku Hasegawa

Internal Affairs and Communications

 

Minoru Terada

Internal Affairs and Communications; Cabinet Office

Hiroyuki Yoshiie

Justice

✓ Vice president of policy council

Keisuke Suzuki

Foreign Affairs

 

Kenji Wakamiya

Foreign Affairs

 

 

Masahito Fujikawa

Finance

 

Michiko Ueno

Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

 

Yoshitami Kameoka

Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology;  Cabinet Office

Gaku Hashimoto

Health, Labor and Welfare

Yoshitaka Ito

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Kanji Kato

Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Hideki Makihara

Economy, Trade and Industry

Yohei Matsumoto

Economy, Trade and Industry; Cabinet Office

✓ Officer

Kazuhiko Aoki

Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

Nobuhide Minorikawa

Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism; Cabinet Office/ Reconstruction

Yukari Sato

Environment

Hirotaka Ishihara

Environment; Cabinet Office

 

Tomohiro Yamamoto

Defense; Cabinet Office

 

Source: Shimbun Akahata

Note: Excludes state ministers affiliated with Komeito. Data as of Sept. 19. Title written next to the check mark indicates membership in the relevant parliamentary league.

 

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