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Female politician to assume CDPJ’s No. 2 post  

  • December 2, 2021
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All national papers reported that new CDPJ President Izumi decided yesterday to appoint former Senior Vice Minister for Health and Labor Nishimura as secretary general. He also tapped former Parliamentary Vice Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Ogawa as Policy Research Committee chairman and former Special Advisor to the Prime Minister Osaka as acting president. The new leader reached out to all his rivals from the leadership election in a bid to ensure party unity. On the appointment of a female lawmaker to the party’s second-highest portfolio, Izumi said: “I wanted to embody the party’s commitment to respecting diversity.” Former Minister for Land and Infrastructure Mabuchi will assume the post of Diet Affairs Committee chairman.  

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