Board of Oversight and Review of Specially Designated Secrets

Board of Oversight and Review of Specially Designated Secrets

(As of December 10,2017)


Board of Oversight and Review of Specially Designated Secrets investigates the conditions under which information is designated as specially designated secrets, or such designations are terminated, or security clearance processes are performed. It also reviews the appropriateness of decisions made at the discretion of heads of administrative organs regarding requests for disclosure of specially designated secrets from the House of Councillors itself, its committees, or its advisory boards, for the purpose of continuously monitoring government operation of the system for the protection of specially designated secrets.

Title Name Political Groups
Chairman NAKASONE Hirofumi LDP・PJK
  ADACHI Masashi LDP・PJK
  IHARA Takumi LDP・PJK
  INOGUCHI Kuniko LDP・PJK
  ISHIBASHI Michihiro DP-SR
  ONO Motohiro DP-SR
  YAMAMOTO Kanae KP
  NIHI Sohei JCP

The names of the political groups in the house, have been abbreviated on this page using unofficial abbreviations. 'None' indicates the house member who is not affiliated with a political group. For the official names of the political groups, please click here.