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Suga cabinet members in right-wing Diet groups

Of the 20 members of the Suga cabinet, the vast majority, 18, belong to right-wing suprapartisan parliamentary groups advocating for constitutional amendment, Akahata has learned. Although Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi does not belong to either parliamentary group, he is sympathetic with their causes, as witnessed by his paying homage at Yasukuni Shrine (Kudankita, Tokyo) on the anniversary of the end of World War II (Aug. 15) every year since 2009 when he was first elected to the Lower House. This brings the total to 19. The two parliamentary groups move in concert with their corresponding organizations, namely, the Japan Conference and the Shinto Political League. (Abridged)

 

Members of Suga Cabinet who belong to right-wing parliamentary groups that support constitutional amendment (membership is indicated by black bullet; Cabinet members hailing from the Liberal Democratic Party only)

Cabinet member

(F = first time, R = repeat)

Parliamentary group affiliated with Japan Conference

Parliamentary group affiliate with Shinto Political League**

Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga

● vice-chairman

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso

● special advisor

Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Ryota Takeda

 

Justice Minister Yoko Kamikawa (R)

 

Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi

 

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Koichi Hagiuda

● chairman of policy board

Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Norihisa Tamura (R)

Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Kotaro Nogami (F)

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshi Kajiyama

Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi*

 

 

Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi (F)

● deputy secretary-general

Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato

● deputy secretary-general

Reconstruction Minister Katsuei Hirasawa (F)

National Public Safety Commission Chairman Hachiro Okonogi (R)

 

 

Minister for administrative reform and regulatory reform Taro Kono

 

Minister for promoting dynamic engagement of all citizens Tetsushi Sakamoto (F)

Minister for economic revitalization Yasutoshi Nishimura

● deputy secretary-general

Minister for digital transformation Takuya Hirai (R)

 

Minister for Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games Seiko Hashimoto

● deputy secretary-general

 

Minister for Osaka World Expo Shinji Inoue (F)

**Shinto Political League is under the auspices of the Association of Shinto Shrines.

Note: Membership based on parliamentary groups’ directories obtained by Akahata.

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