Liberal Democratic Party Launches New Kan System “Supporting the New President as a Party” Executive Department Press Conference September 15 16:37
On the afternoon of the 15th, the new president of the Liberal Democratic Party, Kan, held the appointment of the party’s officers and was approved by an extraordinary general meeting. Secretary-General Nikai and the new executive branch, who have decided to continue their investment, held a press conference after this.
Secretary-General Nikai “Politics for the People”
Mr. Nikai, the secretary general of the Liberal Democratic Party,” said, “At the Board of Directors meeting, Mr. Kan said, “I would like to work together with the party and the government on a variety of important issues, including the response to the new coronavirus.” I would like to support the new president as a united party and promote politics for the people.”
He has a wealth of political experience and has a wide range of contacts both inside and outside the party.
Toshihiro Nikai, who was reappointed as Secretary-General, was elected to the 3rd district of Wakayama in the House of Representatives 12 times and is 81 years old.
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After working as a member of the Wakayama Prefectural Assembly, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1983 and left the Liberal Democratic Party in 1993, but returned to the party in 2003 after working for the up-and-down party and the Liberal Party.
He has served as Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Chairman of the Party’s General Affairs Committee since August four years ago, and his tenure as Secretary-General on August 8 is the longest in history, ahead of former Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka, who is said to be a political master.
In addition to supporting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration by leading the extension of the LDP’s term as president, Mr. Nikai met with new President Kan the day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation, and was the first to announce his support policy. He is also active in congressman diplomacy and is known for having thick pipes with China, South Korea, Vietnam, and other prefectures.
Mr. Kan said of Mr. Nikai, “In order to execute policies, it is essential that the government and the ruling parties work closely together. It is a very reliable existence because the secretary-general can put together the party firmly.”
Mr. Kan is located with the aim of stabilizing the political base by re-appointing Mr. Nikai, who has a wealth of political experience and a wide range of contacts both inside and outside the party, as secretary general, which is a key part of party management.
Mr. Nikai served as cheerleader and student council president when he was in high school. He was born in 1990 and uses rabbits as marks for local sponsorship associations, and is also known as a rabbit lover, usually wearing a tie designed by a rabbit or decorating a stuffed animal in the secretary-general’s office.
Chairman Sato: “Operating an amicable general meeting with unanimous agreement in mind”
At a press conference, Mr. Sato said, “Under President Kan, I would like to do my best with the cooperation of the Secretary-General Nikai and other executives by operating amicably with unanimous agreement in mind, while keeping the traditions of the General Affairs Committee to date.”
a senior member of the Aso faction of the second faction in the party
Mr. Tsutomu Sato, who was appointed Chairman of the General Affairs Committee, was elected to the 4th district of Tochigi in the House of Representatives eight times and is 68 years old.
I belong to the Aso school.
After working as an employee of a construction company and a member of the Tochigi Prefectural Assembly, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1996, the same as New President Kan.
He has served as Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications and Chairman of the National Public Safety Committee, and is currently chairman of the Constitutional Review Committee of the House of Representatives.
When he served as the party’s chairman of the Diet, he worked hard to pass security-related laws that included allowing the ruling and opposition parties to exercise their right to collective self-defense.
Mr. Sato belonged to the Tanigaki Group, which is made up of lawmakers close to former President Tanigaki, but left three years ago and joined the Aso faction.
Mr. Kan’s goal is to stabilize party management by appointing Mr. Sato, who has extensive political experience and serves as a senior member of the Aso faction of the second faction in the party, as chairman of the general affairs committee.
Mr. Sato is a big golf lover, has built a pipe with Diet members and bureaucrats of the ruling and opposition parties through golf, and is known for his good care, such as frequently inviting young lawmakers to dinner. It is also known for its communication and other policies.
Chairman of the Shimomura Research Committee: “We will do our best to respond to the Corona Virus”
Mr. Shimomura, Chairman of the Research Committee, told a press conference, “The immediate challenge is to respond to the new coronavirus. In order to protect the lives and health of the people, we will do our best to provide support to medical institutions, including securing vaccines and therapeutic drugs. By protecting industry and employment and returning the economy to a growth trajectory, we would like to take policies that will allow us to quickly regain the peace of mind of our lives.”
He has served as Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and Acting Secretary-General.
Hirofumi Shimomura, who was appointed chairman of the Political Affairs Research Committee, was elected to the 11th district of Tokyo by the House of Representatives eight times and is 66 years old.
I belong to the Hosoda school.
After working as a member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1996, the same as New President Kan.
He has served as the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and acting secretary-general of the party, and has served as the election committee chairman since September last year.
Recently, with a view to the convergence of the new coronavirus, the party has been actively discussing new working style and the way society should be, such as digitalization.
In addition to his experience as a cabinet minister and party leader, Mr. Kan is believed to have appointed Mr. Shimomura, who is well-involved in policy, as chairman of the Political Affairs Research Committee, who is in charge of policy at the party.
In addition, since Mr. Shimomura belongs to the Hosoda faction of the largest faction in the party, it is thought that there is also an aim to stabilize the political base.
At the age of nine, Mr. Shimomura lost his father in a traffic accident and worked his studies while paying for his living expenses through part-time jobs.
Based on this experience, I worked on activities to support children who lost their parents in traffic accidents when they were in college.
In this presidential election, I was initially looking for a candidacy, but I saw off my candidacy in response to the hosoda faction’s policy of supporting Mr. Kan.
Chairman of the Yamaguchi Election Committee: “Kizuna” to firmly take measures against the election
Mr. Yamaguchi, chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s election campaign committee, told a press conference, “I would like to based on my experience of served with many people as the head of the organizing movement for four years and eight months. I love the new president’s slogan, “Kizuna,” and I want to make sure that he can take measures against the election.”
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Mr. Yasuaki Yamaguchi, who was appointed chairman of the election committee, was elected to the 10th district of Saitama in the House of Representatives seven times and is 71 years old.
I belong to the Takeshita school.
After working as an officer of a gas company, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1996, the same as New President Kan.
Since then, he has served as Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Minister of the Cabinet Office, and since 2015 he has served as the Head of the Organizing Movement Headquarters, which serves as a point of contact with external organizations such as industry groups in the Liberal Democratic Party.
In this election, Mr. Yamaguchi, along with other members of the House of Representatives for the first time in the same period, asked Mr. Kan to run for office and served as secretary general of the Kan camp’s election response headquarters.
Mr. Kan’s intention is to solidify the party’s electoral system as the term of office of a member of the House of Representatives is more than a year away by appointing Mr. Yamaguchi, who has extensive experience in party affairs and has a pipe with industry groups, as chairman of the election committee.
In addition to forming a connection within the party through his hobby of golf, Mr. Yamaguchi is also known for his love of banquets and exhilarating drinking. However, in the past few years, I have always been concerned about my health, such as taking vegetables when I eat.
Moriyama Vs. Chairman: Efforts to pass bills against the ruling and opposition parties, including the IR Development Act
Mr. Hiroshi Moriyama was reappointed as chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Diet Measures Committee.
Mr. Moriyama was elected to the 4th district of Kagoshima in the House of Representatives six times and is 75 years old.
I belong to the Ishihara school.
After working as chairman of the Kagoshima City Council, he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1998.
After that, with the death of Mr. Yoshinori Yamanaka, he ran for and was elected as a by-election in the 5th district of Kagoshima, the House of Representatives at the time.
In the 2005 House of Representatives election, he was elected as an independent candidate because he opposed the passage of the Postal Privatization Law, and returned to the party the following year.
He has been familiar with agricultural policy, including the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Committee, and has served as the chairman of the Diet for three years since 2017, and has been committed to the passage of bills that conflicted with the ruling and opposition parties, including the Act on the Development of IR-Integrated Resort Facilities, including casinos.
In the recent presidential election, the day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation, Mr. Nikai and other secretary-generals met with new President Kan to support his candidacy.
Mr. Kan also wants to facilitate deliberations on bills and other issues by re-appointing Mr. Moriyama, who has a proven track record in Diet measures and is trusted, as chairman of the Diet Measures Committee.
Mr. Moriyama often raises Saigo Takamori in Kagoshima, his hometown, where he achieved the Meiji Restoration as a person he looks up to. It is said that he cherishes Saigo Takamori’s teachings that “the promotion of agriculture is the foundation of the country.”
Mr. Seko, Secretary General of the House of Councillors, said, “We will have a sufficient system in place to support the new president.”
At a press conference, Mr. Seko, secretary general of the House of Councillors of the Liberal Democratic Party, said, “A solid, practical type of person was chosen. In order to unite and support the new President Kan as the ruling party, a very sufficient system has been put in place.”
As for Secretary-General Nikai, who has decided to continue his investment, he said, “With the skill that everyone approves, the Abe administration has put together the LDP firmly and created a composition in which the ruling party supports the government in difficult situations. When we think about political stability, Mr. Nikai’s succession is a very reasonable decision.”