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About Keidanren Committee Chairs

As of July 1, 2020

Policy Activities

Councils

Council on COVID-19

Chair
NAKANISHI Hiroaki
Executive Chairman
Hitachi, Ltd.

Council on Digital Transformation

Chair
NAKANISHI Hiroaki
Executive Chairman
Hitachi, Ltd.

Council on Economic Structural Reforms

Chair
NAKANISHI Hiroaki
Executive Chairman
Hitachi, Ltd.
Special Committees

Committee on Comprehensive Strategy

Chair
NAKANISHI Hiroaki
Executive Chairman
Hitachi, Ltd.

Committee for Recovery and Restoration

Chair
NAKANISHI Hiroaki
Executive Chairman
Hitachi, Ltd.
Chair
KOGA Nobuyuki
Special Senior Advisor
Nomura Holdings, Inc.

Committee on Political Affairs

Chair
OTSUKA Mutsutake
Executive Adviser
East Japan Railway Company

Committee on Management and Labor Policy

Chair
OHASHI Tetsuji
Chairman of the Board
Komatsu Ltd.

Committee on Startups

Chair
NAGANO Tsuyoshi
Chairman of the Board
Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
Chair
TAKAHASHI Makoto
President, Representative Director
KDDI CORPORATION
Chair
IZUMO Mitsuru
CEO
euglena Co., Ltd.

Committee on Supply Chain

Chair
TATEISHI Fumio
Chairman
OMRON Corporation
Chair
YAMAUCHI Masaki
Chairperson of the Board of Directors
YAMATO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
Macro-Economic Policy

Committee on Economic and Fiscal Policy

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

Committee on Administrative Reform

Chair
TSUTSUI Yoshinobu
Chairman
Nippon Life Insurance Company
Chair
TOKITA Takahito
Representative Director & President
FUJITSU LIMITED

Committee on Social Security

Chair
KOBORI Hideki
President & Representative Director, Presidential Executive Officer
Asahi Kasei Corp.
Chair
SUZUKI Nobuya
Chairman of the Board, Representative Executive Officer
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company
Chair
NISHIZAWA Keiji
Representative Director, President and CEO
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.

Committee on Population Issues

Chair
SUMI Shuzo
Senior Executive Advisor
Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.
Chair
MIYAMOTO Yoichi
Chairman of the Board
Shimizu Corporation
Chair
SHIMIZU Hiroshi
President
Nippon Life Insurance Company

Committee on Taxation

Chair
MIYANAGA Shunichi
Chairman of the Board
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Chair
KAKIGI Koji
President and CEO
JFE Holdings, Inc.

Committee on Economic Law

Chair
HIRANO Nobuyuki
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

Committee on Financial and Capital Markets

Chair
OHTA Jun
President and Group CEO
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Chair
HIBINO Takashi
Chairman of the Board
Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
Chair
HAYASHIDA Eiji
Senior Advisor
JFE Holdings, Inc.
Industrial Policy

Committee on Industrial Competitiveness

Chair
SHINDO Kosei
Representative Director and Chairman
NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
Chair
OKAFUJI Masahiro
Chairman & CEO
ITOCHU Corporation

Committee on Regional Economy

Chair
KOGA Nobuyuki
Special Senior Advisor
Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Chair
KOBAYASHI Tetsuya
Chairman of the Board Group CEO
Kintetsu Group Holdings Co., Ltd.
Chair
TSUKIOKA Takashi
Special Advisor
Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.

Committee on Agriculture

Chair
TOKURA Masakazu
Chairman of the Board
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.
Chair
SATO Yasuhiro
Chairman of the Board
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Chair
ISOZAKI Yoshinori
President & CEO
Kirin Holdings Company, Limited

Committee on Tourism

Chair
KOMODA Masanobu
President and CEO
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Chair
NIINAMI Takeshi
President & CEO
SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED
Chair
TAKEUCHI Noriko
President
Congrès Inc.

Committee on Urban Policy and Housing Development

Chair
KOMODA Masanobu
President and CEO
Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd.
Chair
NEGISHI Naofumi
Executive Advisor
SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
Chair
TSUNEKAGE Hitoshi
Chairman
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

Committee on Logistics

Chair
MUTO Koichi
Corporate Advisor
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd.
Chair
NAITO Tadaaki
Chairman, Director, Chairman and Executive Officer
Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha

Committee on Consumer Goods and Services

Chair
TAKAHARA Takahisa
President & CEO
Unicharm Corporation
Chair
SAWADA Michitaka
President and CEO
Kao Corporation
Chair
AKAMATSU Ken
Chairman
Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd.
Innovation Policy

Committee on Innovation

Chair
YAMANISHI Kenichiro
Executive Corporate Adviser
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Chair
HATANAKA Yoshihiko
Representative Director, Chairman of the Board
Astellas Pharma Inc.
Chair
TANAKA Takashi
Chairman, Representative Director
KDDI CORPORATION

Committee on Digital Economy

Chair
SHINOHARA Hiromichi
Chairman of the Board
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Chair
ISAKA Ryuichi
President & Representative Director
Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd.

Committee on Cyber Security

Chair
ENDO Nobuhiro
Chairman of the Board
NEC Corporation
Chair
KANEKO Shingo
Chairman & Representative Director
Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.

Committee on Intellectual Property

Chair
YAMAMOTO Masami
Director, Senior Advisor
FUJITSU LIMITED
Chair
SAKUYAMA Masaki
Chairman
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Committee on Space Activities Promotion

Chair
SAKUYAMA Masaki
Chairman
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Committee on Oceanic Resources

Chair
YAMAUCHI Takashi
Chairman, Member of the Board
Taisei Corporation

Committee on Defense Industry

Chair
IZUMISAWA Seiji
President and CEO
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Environment and Energy Policy

Committee on Energy and Resources

Chair
OCHI Hitoshi
President and CEO
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation
Chair
ICHIKAWA Hideo
Director, Chairman of the Board
Showa Denko K.K.

Committee on Environment and Safety

Chair
SUGIMORI Tsutomu
Representative Director, Chairman of the Board, Group CEO
ENEOS Holdings, Inc.
Chair
KOBORI Hideki
President & Representative Director, Presidential Executive Officer
Asahi Kasei Corp.
Chair
NODA Yumiko
Chairman & Representative Director
Veolia Japan K.K.
Social Policy

Committee on Responsible Business Conduct & SDGs Promotion

Chair
FUTAMIYA Masaya
Director - Chairman
Sompo Japan Insurance Inc.
Chair
NAKAYAMA George
Senior Adviser
Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd.
Chair
YOSHIDA Kenichiro
Chairman, President and CEO, Representative Corporate Executive Officer
Sony Corporation

Committee on Diversity & Inclusion

Chair
KARASAWA Yasuyoshi
Chairman of the Board
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.
Chair
NAKAGAWA Junko
President & CEO
Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Chair
UOTANI Masahiko
Representative Director, President & CEO
Shiseido Company, Limited

Committee on Consumer Affairs

Chair
WATANABE Koichiro
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
TSUGA Kazuhiro
President, Member of the Board, CEO
Panasonic Corporation

Committee on National Resilience

Chair
YAMAUCHI Takashi
Chairman, Member of the Board
Taisei Corporation
Chair
WATANABE Kenji
Chairman
NIPPON EXPRESS CO., LTD.

Committee on Education Reform

Chair
WATANABE Koichiro
Director, Chairman of the Board
Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.
Chair
KOJI Akiyoshi
President, Representative Director, CEO
Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
Labor Policy

Committee on Employment Policy

Chair
TANNOWA Tsutomu
Chairman of the Board
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
Chair
UCHIDA Takashi
Representative Director, President and CEO
Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd.

Committee on Labor Legislation

Chair
TOMITA Tetsuro
Chairman and Director
East Japan Railway Company
Foreign Policy

Committee on Foreign Affairs

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

Committee on Trade and Investment

Chair
HAYAKAWA Shigeru
Vice Chairman
Toyota Motor Corporation
Chair
NAKAMURA Kuniharu
Chairman of the Board of Directors
SUMITOMO CORPORATION

Committee on Overseas Development Cooperation

Chair
YASUNAGA Tatsuo
Representative Director, President and CEO
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Chair
ENDO Nobuhiro
Chairman of the Board
NEC Corporation

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

Chair
INAGAKI Seiji
Representative Director, President
Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.

Regional and Bilateral Relations Activities

North America

Committee on U.S. Affairs

Chair
HAYAKAWA Shigeru
Vice Chairman
Toyota Motor Corporation
Chair
UEKI Yoshiharu
Director, Chairman
Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Chair
NAGANO Tsuyoshi
Chairman of the Board
Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.

Committee on Canada

Chair
SATO Yoji
Honorary Senior Advisor
Sojitz Corporation
Chair
UEKI Yoshiharu
Director, Chairman
Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
Europe

Committee on Europe

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

Committee on Asia and Oceania

Chair
ITO Masatoshi
Chairman of the Board
Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Chair
HARA Noriyuki
President and CEO
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.

Committee on South Asia

Chair
TOMITA Tetsuro
Chairman and Director
East Japan Railway Company
Chair
HIRANO Nobuyuki
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.

Committee on China

Chair
SHINDO Kosei
Representative Director and Chairman
NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
Chair
SATO Yasuhiro
Chairman of the Board
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.

Japan-Indonesia Economic Committee

Chair
KOBAYASHI Ken
Chairman of the Board
Mitsubishi Corporation
Chair
KOKUBU Fumiya
Chairman of the Board
Marubeni Corporation

Japan-Thailand Trade and Economic Committee

Chair
SUZUKI Yoshihisa
President & COO
ITOCHU Corporation
Chair
OHYAGI Shigeo
Senior Advisor, Chairman of Advisory Board
Teijin Limited

Japan-Vietnam Economic Committee

Chair
ICHIKAWA Hideo
Director, Chairman of the Board
Showa Denko K.K.
Chair
FUJIMOTO Masayoshi
President & CEO
Sojitz Corporation
Chair
HYODO Masayuki
President and CEO
SUMITOMO CORPORATION

Japan-Myanmar Economic Committee

Chair
KOBAYASHI Ken
Chairman of the Board
Mitsubishi Corporation
Chair
NAKAMURA Kuniharu
Chairman of the Board of Directors
SUMITOMO CORPORATION

East Asia Businessmen's Conference Japanese Committee

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

Japan-Hong Kong Business Cooperation Committee

Chair
KUNIBE Takeshi
Chairman of the Board
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
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 HOLDINGS 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
SUGIMORI Tsutomu
Representative Director, Chairman of the Board, Group CEO
ENEOS Holdings, Inc.
Chair
ISHITOBI Osamu
Counselor
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd.

Committee on Sub-Saharan Africa

Chair
NAGASAKA Katsuo
Executive Advisor
Chiyoda Corporation
Chair
KARUBE Jun
Chairman of the Board
Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Japan-Turkey Economic Committee

Chair
YAMANISHI Kenichiro
Executive Corporate Adviser
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Chair
SAITO Tamotsu
Senior Counselor
IHI Corporation

Japan-Iran Economic Cooperation Committee

Chair
MIYAMOTO Yoichi
Chairman of the Board
Shimizu Corporation

Japan-Algeria Economic Committee

Chair
SATO Masayuki
Representative Director, Chairman and CEO
JGC HOLDINGS CORPORATION
Russia and NIS

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

Chair
KOKUBU Fumiya
Chairman of the Board
Marubeni Corporation

Special Activities

The 21st Century Public Policy Institute

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

Committee on Mutsu-Ogawara Development

Chair
IZUMISAWA Seiji
President and CEO
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.