Kan Cabinet Announces Ministerial Roster to Be Officially Launched Tonight

Kan Cabinet Announces Ministerial Roster to Be Officially Launched tonight September 16 at 5:47 PM

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Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who was elected the 99th Prime Minister, held a cabinet meeting, and Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato announced the Cabinet Register. Prime Minister Naoto Kan and the new Cabinet members are attending the ceremony of parenting and certification at the Imperial Palace, and the Kan Cabinet will officially be inaugurated on the evening of the 16th.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Kan of the Liberal Democratic Party was elected as the 99th prime minister with the support of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito, as a result of the resignation of Prime Minister Yoshihide Abe on the morning of the 16th and the election of the prime minister at a plenary session of both houses of the House of Representatives.

In response, Prime Minister Naoto Kan entered the Prime Minister’s Office around 3 p.m., held a meeting with Mr. Yamaguchi, the leader of the Komeito Party, which forms a coalition, and then set up a cabinet headquarters to hold ministerial appointments, and Chief Cabinet Secretary Kato announced the cabinet roster.

The number of ministers increased by one to 20.

Mr. Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. He also serves as Minister of Finance. I’m reappointed.

Mr. Ryota Takeda, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications. The post has changed from the Chairman of the National Public Safety Committee to the Cabinet.

Mr. Yoko Kamikawa, Minister of Justice. I’m re-entering the Cabinet.

Mr. Toshimitsu Mogi, Minister of Foreign Affairs. I’m reappointed.

Koichi Shibata, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology I’m reappointed.

Mr. Norihisa Tamura, Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare. I’m re-entering the Cabinet.

Mr. Kotaro Nogami, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and Member of the House of Councillors. This is my first visit to the Cabinet.

Mr. Hiroshi Sasayama, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. I’m reappointed.

Mr. Kazuo Akabane of the New Komeito Party to the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. I’m reappointed.

Shinjiro Koizumi as Minister of the Environment I’m reappointed.

Mr. Nobuo Kishi as Minister of Defense This is my first visit to the Cabinet.

Mr. Katsunobu Kato, Chief Cabinet Secretary He also serves as minister in charge of reducing the burden on Okinawa bases and minister in charge of abductions. The post has changed from the Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare.

Mr. Katsue Hirasawa, Minister of Reconstruction. This is my first visit to the Cabinet.

Mr. Hachiro Kobaki, Chairman of the National Public Safety Committee. He also serves as Minister in charge of disaster prevention. I’m re-entering the Cabinet.

Mr. Taro Kono, Minister in Charge of Administrative Reform. He also serves as Minister in charge of Okinawa and the North and Minister in charge of Regulatory Reform. The post has changed from the Minister of Defense to the Cabinet.

Mr. Tetsushi Sakamoto is the Minister in charge of 100 million general activities. He also serves as Minister in charge of Regional Revitalization. This is my first visit to the Cabinet.

Mr. Yasuya Nishimura, Minister in Charge of Economic Revitalization I’m reappointed.

Mr. Takuya Hirai as Minister in Charge of Digital Reform I’m re-entering the Cabinet.

Ms. Seiko Hashimoto, Minister of State for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and a member of the House of Councillors. She also serves as Minister in charge of women’s active participation. I’m reappointed.

Mr. Nobuharu Inoue was the minister in charge of the newly established 2025 Osaka-Kansai Expo. He also serves as Minister of Consumer Affairs and Minister in Charge of Science and Technology. This is my first visit to the Cabinet.

In addition
In addition to the newly appointed Mr. Mana Sakai as Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of the House of Representatives,
Mr. Naoki Okada, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of the House of Councillors,
Kazuhiro Sugita, Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary, will be reappointed.

Mr. Masaharu Kondo will be reappointed as Director of the Cabinet Legislation Bureau.

There are five first-time cabinets.

Based on the Special Measures Act of the Osaka-Kansai Expo, the number of ministers in charge will increase by one to 20.

Among these
First Visit to Cabinet 5 People,
8 Reappointments in the same post as the previous Cabinet,
Three people who will continue to serve as ministers by changing the post,
There are four re-entering the Cabinet with ministerial experience.

There are also two members of the House of Councillors and two women.

Prime Minister Naoto Kan and the new Cabinet members are attending the ceremony of parenting and certification at the Imperial Palace, and the Kan Cabinet will officially be inaugurated on the evening of the 16th.

Prime Minister Kan will hold a press conference from 9:00 p.m. to explain the basic policies for the administration in the future.