Ms. YAMAMOTO Kanae'S PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FACE

Ms. YAMAMOTO Kanae

(Real Name: IKEDA Kanae)

  • Komeito
  • Elected 2001, 2007 and 2013, Proportional Representation
  • Current Responsibilities in the House of Councillors
    (as of December 10,2017)
    Committee on Health, Welfare and Labour (Director)
    Special Committee on North Korean Abduction Issue and Related Matters (Director)
    Board of Oversight and Review of Specially Designated Secrets

Born:
 May 14, 1971, Hiroshima Prefecture

Education:
 1995 Kyoto University, Faculty of Letters

Career:
 1995 joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
 1996 posted to Turkey to study at Istanbul University
    Graduate School
 1998 posted to Embassy of Japan in Kazakhstan
 2000 Overseas Public Relations Division of the
    Minister's Secretariat, MOFA
 2001 first elected to the House of Councillors

(Major posts in the House of Councillors)
 2005 Chairperson, Special Committee on Disasters
 2009 Chairperson, Special Committee on Consumer Affairs
 2013 Chairperson, Committee on General Affairs

(Major posts in the Government)
 2007 Parliamentary Secretary of Economy, Trade and
    Industry
 2014 State Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare

(Major post in a political party)
 2015 Director, Komeito's Policy Deliberation Board in
    the House of Councillors

(as of January 16,2017)

<< back