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About Keidanren Committee Chairs

As of July 1, 2017

Policy Activities

Special Committees

Committee on Comprehensive Strategy

Chair
SAKAKIBARA Sadayuki
Senior Advisor
Toray Industries, Inc.

Committee for Recovery and Restoration

Chair
SAKAKIBARA Sadayuki
Senior Advisor
Toray Industries, Inc.
Chair
IWASA Hiromichi
Chairman and CEO
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Committee on Political Affairs

Chair
OTSUKA Mutsutake
Executive Adviser to the Board
East Japan Railway Company

Committee on Management and Labor Policy

Chair
KUDO Yasumi
Chairman of the Board
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK LINE)
Macro-Economic Policy

Committee on Economic and Fiscal Policy

Chair
KARASAWA Yasuyoshi
Chairman of the Board
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.
Chair
NAGAI Koji
Group CEO
Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Committee on Administrative Reform

Chair
YAMAMOTO Masami
Representative Director, Chairman
Fujitsu Limited
Chair
TSUTSUI Yoshinobu
President
Nippon Life Insurance Company

Committee on Social Security

Chair
SUZUKI Shigeharu
Adviser
Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
Chair
SUZUKI Nobuya
Chairman of the Board Representative Executive Officer
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company
Chair
SAKURADA Kengo
President & CEO
Sompo Holdings, Inc.

Committee on Population Issues

Chair
OKAMOTO Kunie
Chairman
Nippon Life Insurance Company
Chair
SUMI Shuzo
Chairman of the Board
Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.

Committee on Taxation

Chair
MIYANAGA Shunichi
President & CEO
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Chair
HAYASHIDA Eiji
President and CEO
JFE Holdings, Inc.

Committee on Economic Law

Chair
NAGAYASU Katsunori
Senior Advisor
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

Committee on Finance and Accounting

Chair
KUNIBE Takeshi
President & Group CEO
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Chair
KAMA Kazuaki
Executive Corporate Advisor
IHI Corporation
Industrial Policy

Committee on Industrial Competitiveness

Chair
SHINDO Kosei
Representative Director and President
NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
Chair
OKAFUJI Masahiro
President & CEO
ITOCHU Corporation

Committee on Regional Economy

Chair
KOGA Nobuyuki
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Chair
KOBAYASHI Tetsuya
Chairman of the Board
Kintetsu Group Holdings Co., Ltd.
Chair
ASANO Kuniko
Chairman
Hakuichi Co., Ltd.

Committee on Agriculture

Chair
TOKURA Masakazu
President
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
Chair
SATO Yasuhiro
President & Group CEO
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Committee on Tourism

Chair
TOMITA Tetsuro
President and CEO
East Japan Railway Company
Chair
KOMODA Masanobu
President and CEO
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Committee on Urban Policy and Housing Development

Chair
MIYAMOTO Yoichi
Chairman of the Board
Shimizu Corporation
Chair
KOMODA Masanobu
President and CEO
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.

Committee on Transportation

Chair
MUTO Koichi
Chairman
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Chair
ONISHI Masaru
Director, Chairman
Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.

Committee on Consumer Goods and Services

Chair
ISHIZUKA Kunio
Senior Advisor
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.
Chair
TAKAHARA Takehisa
President & CEO
Unicharm Corporation
Chair
SAWADA Michitaka
President and CEO
Kao Corporation
Innovation Policy

Committee on New Industry and Technology

Chair
YAMANISHI Kenichiro
Chairman
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Chair
ONODERA Tadashi
Chairman
KDDI Corporation

Committee on Information and Telecommunication Policy

Chair
NAKANISHI Hiroaki
Chairman & CEO
Hitachi, Ltd.
Chair
ENDO Nobuhiro
Chairman of the Board
NEC Corporation
Chair
KANEKO Shingo
President
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

Committee on Intellectual Property

Chair
NIKKAKU Akihiro
President
Toray Industries, Inc.
Chair
KONDO Shiro
Representative Director Chairman
Ricoh Company, Ltd.

Committee on Space Activities Promotion

Chair
SHIMOMURA Setsuhiro
Executive Corporate Adviser
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Committee on Oceanic Resources

Chair
YAMAUCHI Takashi
Chairman
Taisei Corporation

Committee on Defense Industry

Chair
MIYANAGA Shunichi
President & CEO
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Committee on New Business and Medium Enterprises

Chair
NEGISHI Naofumi
Chairman of the Board & Representative Director
SEKISUI CHEMICAL Co., Ltd.
Chair
TATEISHI Fumio
Chairman of the Board
OMRON Corporation
Chair
IZUMIYA Naoki
Chairman and Representative Director, CEO
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
Environment and Energy Policy

Committee on Energy and Resources

Chair
TAKAHASHI Kyohei
Executive Advisor
Showa Denko K.K.
Chair
KATOH Yasuhiko
Senior Adviser
Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co., Ltd.

Committee on Environment and Safety

Chair
KIMURA Yasushi
Chairman of the Board
JXTG Holdings, Inc.
Chair
KOBORI Hideki
President & Representative Director
Asahi Kasei Corporation
Social Policy

Committee on Corporate Behavior & Social Responsibility

Chair
MIYAKE Senji
Honorary Executive Advisor
Kirin Holdings Company, Limited
Chair
FUTAMIYA Masaya
Chairman and Representative Director
Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance Inc.
Chair
TSUGA Kazuhiro
President, Member of the Board
Panasonic Corporation

Committee on Gender Diversity

Chair
YOSHIDA Haruno
President & Representative Director
BT Japan Corporation
Chair
KARASAWA Yasuyoshi
Chairman of the Board
Matsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Chair
WATANABE Koichiro
Representative Director, Chairman of the Board
Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.
Chair
SUGIYAMA Hirotaka
Chairman of the Board
MITSUBISHI ESTATE CO., LTD.

Committee on the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Chair
TOYODA Akio
President
Toyota Motor Corporation
Chair
NAGAE Shusaku
Director, Chairman of the Board
Panasonic Corporation

Committee on National Resilience

Chair
YAMAUCHI Takashi
Chairman
Taisei Corporation
Chair
KAWAI Masanori
Senior Advisor
Nippon Express Co., Ltd.

Committee on Education and Human Resources Development

Chair
WATANABE Koichiro
Representative Director, Chairman of the Board
Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.
Chair
OKAMOTO Tsuyoshi
Chairman
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
Labor Policy

Committee on Employment Policy

Chair
OKAMOTO Tsuyoshi
Chairman
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.
Chair
SHINDO Kiyotaka
Director, Chairman of the Board
Oji Holdings Corporation

Committee on Labor Legislation

Chair
UNOURA Hiroo
President & CEO
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Foreign Policy

Committee on Foreign Affairs

Chair
OBAYASHI Takeo
Chairman Representative Director
Obayashi Corporation
Chair
KATANOZAKA Shinya
President and CEO
ANA HOLDNGS INC.

Committee on Trade and Investment

Chair
HAYAKAWA Shigeru
Vice Chairman
Toyota Motor Corporation
Chair
NAKAMURA Kuniharu
President and CEO
Sumitomo Corporation

Committee on International Cooperation

Chair
IIJIMA Masami
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Chair
ENDO Nobuhiro
Chairman of the Board
NEC Corporation

BIAC (Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD) Japan

Chair
SAKURADA Kengo
President & CEO
Sompo Holdings, Inc.

Regional and Bilateral Relations Activities

North America

Committee on U.S. Affairs

Chair
ISHIHARA Kunio
Counsellor
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Chair
HAYAKAWA Shigeru
Vice Chairman
Toyota Motor Corporation
Chair
MURASE Haruo
Chairman
Canon Marketing Japan, Inc.

Committee on Canada

Chair
MURASE Haruo
Chairman
Canon Marketing Japan, Inc.
Chair
SATO Yoji
Chairman of the Board
Sojitz Corporation
Europe

Committee on Europe

Chair
SATO Yoshio
Chairman of the Board
SUMITOMO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
Chair
OCHI Hitoshi
President & CEO
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
Asia and Oceania

Committee on Asia and Oceania

Chair
ITO Masatoshi
Chairman of the Board
Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Chair
EGASHIRA Toshiaki
Senior Advisor
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.

Committee on South Asia

Chair
NAKANISHI Hiroaki
Chairman & CEO
Hitachi, Ltd.
Chair
HIRAI Kazuo
President and CEO
Sony Corporation

Committee on China

Chair
SHINDO Kosei
Representative Director and President
NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL CORPORATION
Chair
NOJI Kunio
Chairman of the Board
KOMATSU Ltd.

Japan-Indonesia Economic Committee

Chair
KOBAYASHI Ken
Chairman of the Board
Mitsubishi Corporation
Chair
OHYAGI Shigeo
Chairman, Member of the Board
Teijin Limited

Japan-Thailand Trade and Economic Committee

Chair
OKAFUJI Masahiro
President & CEO
ITOCHU Corporation

Japan-Vietnam Economic Committee

Chair
NAKAMURA Kuniharu
President and CEO
SUMITOMO CORPORATION
Chair
ICHIKAWA Hideo
Representative Director, Chairman of the Board
Showa Denko K.K.

Japan-Myanmar Economic Committee

Chair
KOBAYASHI Ken
Chairman of the Board
Mitsubishi Corporation
Chair
ASADA Teruo
Chairman of the Board
Marubeni Corporation

East Asia Businessmen's Conference Japanese Committee

Chair
UTSUDA Shoei
Counselor
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Japan-Hong Kong Business Cooperation Committee

Chair
NAGAYASU Katsunori
Senior Advisor
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Latin America and the Caribbean

Committee on Latin America and the Caribbean

Chair
KASE Yutaka
Senior Corporate Adviser
Sojitz Corporation

Japan-Mexico Economic Committee

Chair
KATANOZAKA Shinya
President and CEO
ANA HOLDNGS INC.

Japan-Brazil Economic Committee

Chair
IIJIMA Masami
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Japan-Venezuela Economic Committee

Chair
KOBAYASHI Ken
Chairman of the Board
Mitsubishi Corporation

Japan-Colombia Economic Committee

Chair
KOBAYASHI Ken
Chairman of the Board
Mitsubishi Corporation
Middle East and Africa

Committee on the Middle East and North Africa

Chair
KIMURA Yasushi
Chairman of the Board
JXTG Holdings, Inc.
Chair
ISHITOBI Osamu
Chairman
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

Committee on Sub-Saharan Africa

Chair
NOJI Kunio
Chairman of the Board
KOMATSU Ltd.
Chair
OZAWA Satoshi
Chairman of the Board
Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Japan-Turkey Economic Committee

Chair
YAMANISHI Kenichiro
Chairman
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Chair
SAITO Tamotsu
Chairman of the Board
IHI Corporation

Japan-Iran Economic Cooperation Committee

Chair
MIYAMOTO Yoichi
Chairman of the Board
Shimizu Corporation

Japan-Algeria Economic Committee

Chair
TAKEUCHI Keisuke
Principal Corporate Advisor
JGC Corporation
Russia and NIS

Japan-Russia Business Cooperation Committee
Japan-NIS Business Cooperation Committee

Chair
ASADA Teruo
Chairman of the Board
Marubeni Corporation

Special Activities

The 21st Century Public Policy Institute

President
MIURA Satoshi
Chairman of the Board
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation

Committee on Mutsu-Ogawara Development

Chair
MIYANAGA Shunichi
President & CEO
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.