Ms. YAMATANI Eriko'S PHOTOGRAPH OF THE FACE

Ms. YAMATANI Eriko

(Real Name: OGAWA Eriko)

  • Liberal Democratic Party and The Party for Japanese Kokoro
  • Elected 2004, 2010 and 2016, Proportional Representation
  • Current Responsibilities in the House of Councillors
    (as of December 10,2017)
    Committee on Judicial Affairs
    Special Committee on North Korean Abduction Issue and Related Matters (Chairman)
    Commission on the Constitution

Born:
 September 19, 1950, Tokyo

Education:
 1973 University of the Sacred Heart Tokyo, Faculty of
    Liberal Arts

Career:
 1985 Chief Editor, Sankei Living Newspaper (world's
    largest newspaper for housewives, with a
    circulation of nine million)
 2000 Member, House of Representatives
 2004 first elected to the House of Councillors

(Major posts in the House of Councillors)
 2009 Chairperson, Committee on Environment
 2012 Chairperson, Special Committee on Official
    Development Assistance and Related Matters
 2016 Chairperson, Special Committee on North Korea
    Abduction Issue and Related Matters

(Major posts in the Government)
 2005 Parliamentary Secretary of Cabinet Office
 2006 Special Advisor to the Prime Minister (education
    rebuilding)
 2014 Chairperson of the National Public Safety
    Commission
    Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue
    Minister in charge of Ocean Policy and Territorial
    Issues
    Minister in charge of Building National Resilience
    Minister of State for Disaster Management

(Major posts in a political party)
 2008 Director, Woman's Affairs Division, Liberal
    Democratic Party (LDP)
    Chief Secretary , Special Committee on North Korean
    Abductions, LDP
 2013 Chairperson, Headquarters for North Korean
    Abductions, LDP
    Chairperson, LDP Policy Board in the House of
    Councillors
 2016 Chairperson, Headquarters for North Korean
    Abductions, LDP
    Chairperson, Research Commission on Culture and
    Tradition, LDP

(as of January 16,2017)

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