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
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
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