Edano, Yukio

    Family Name: Edano

    Given Name: Yukio

    Party: Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan

    Role: Party President and Leader of the Opposition

    IR Stance: Opponent

    Profile: Trained as a lawyer, Edano was first elected to the House of Representatives in 1993. During the Democratic Party of Japan regime, he rose to the office of Chief Cabinet Secretary and was later the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry. During the Abe era, Edano remained a top executive in the opposition party ranks. In October 2017, he formed a new political party, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, and emerged as the Leader of the Opposition.

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