Hagiuda, Koichi

    Family Name: Hagiuda

    Given Name: Koichi

    Party: Liberal Democratic Party

    Role: Executive Acting Secretary-General

    IR Stance: Advocate

    Profile: Hagiuda has spent his entire career in politics, beginning with the Hachioji City Council at age 27. He is affiliated with Nippon Kaigi and rightwing political stances. In more recent years he became one of the closest aides to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, serving for a time as Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary. He has also been the key spokesman for Abe on the issue of establishing IRs in Japan.

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