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ASO Taro

Born on September 20, 1940. Graduated from Gakushuin University, Faculty of Political Science and Economics. He served as Prime Minister from 2008 to 2009. He served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Minister of State for Special Missions. In 2003 he was Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications, and Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2005. In 2021, he became Vice President of the Liberal Democratic Party and Chairman of Nakasone Peace Institute.

Vice Chairman and President


Born on November 28, 1945. Graduated from the Faculty of Business and Commerce at Keio University and joined Asahi Kasei Corporation in 1968. He left the company in 1983. He was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 1986 and has been elected seven times consecutively since then. Served as Chairman of the Committee on Rules and Administration, House of Councillors; Chairman of the Committee on Budget; Special Advisor to the Prime Minister; and President of the Judge Impeachment Court. In 1999, he was Minister of Education, Science, Sports and Culture and Director General of the Science and Technology Agency; in 2008 he served as Minister for Foreign Affairs. In 2010 he was Chairperson, General Assembly of Liberal Democratic Party Members in the House of Councillors and is currently Chairman of the Commission on the Constitution in the House of Councillors. He has been a Director at Nakasone Peace Institute since 1999 and Vice Chairman since 2016. He assumed his current post in 2023.

Vice President


Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Business Development Officer at NTT
Former Vice-Minister for International Affairs at Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Former Executive Secretary to Prime Minister Abe and to Prime Minister Aso
He is a graduate of the University of Tokyoʼs Faculty of Law. He holds a Masterʼs degree in economics from Yale University.

Vice President


Graduated from Kyoto University, Faculty of Law. He entered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1978. He was Minister, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in 1999; Director, Personnel Division in 2002; Chief Minister, Embassy of Japan in China in 2006; Director-General, Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department in 2010; Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau in 2012. He served as Ambassador to Brazil in 2014 and Ambassador to Vietnam in 2016. He retired in 2020. In the same year, he became Vice President of the National Association for Global & Open Minded Communities. He became an NPI Director in 2023 and NPI Vice President in 2024.

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