Japan Parliament

Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
Parliament of Japan/Nippon
(Female suffrage 1945/8)

Also see Japan Ministers

Sang i-in/ House of Councillors

Shugi-in/ House of Representatives

1993-97 President of Shugi-in Takeko Doi
Chairperson of the Socialist Party 1986-89 and 1996-2003. (b. 1928-).

2004-07 President of the House of Councillors Chikage Ogi
Formerly been Vice-Minister in the Directorate General of Science and Technology, 1981-83 State Secretary for Science and Technology, 2000 Minister of Construction and Minister of State and Director General of the National Land Agency and 2000-03 Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Chairperson of the New Conservative Party (Hoshushinto) 2000-03. The party, which broke away from LDP in 1994 rejoined the governing party in 2003. (b. 1933-).

2007-13 Vice-President of the House of Councillors Akiko Santo
Chairperson of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives and Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Environment in 1989,  of State of Science and Technology 1990-91.(b 1945-).


Last update 29.03.09