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小池百合子  小池百合子 
現在のスポークスマンは、日本の自民党です。 | The current Spokesperson is the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan.





小池 百合子(こいけ ゆりこ、1952年(昭和27年)7月15日 ‐ )は、日本の政治家、元ニュースキャスター。自由民主党所属の衆議院議員(7期)。自民党ネットサポーターズクラブ(J-NSC)創設者。













Yuriko Koike (小池 百合子 Koike Yuriko, born July 15, 1952) is a Japanese politician, who was the Minister of Defense in the Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, but resigned August 27, 2007 after only 54 days in office. She is a member of the House of Representatives of Japan for Tokyo's 10th district.


Born and raised in Ashiya, Hyogo, a wealthy Kobe suburb, Koike went to Kōnan Girls' Junior and Senior High School for her secondary education. After attending the School of Sociology at Kwansei Gakuin University in 1971 and the American University in Cairo in 1972, Koike received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Cairo University in 1976. She married a Japanese student in Egypt when she was 21 years old, but divorced soon after.


Koike currently belongs to the Liberal Democratic Party after she belonged to the Japan New Party, New Frontier Party, Liberal Party, and New Conservative Party. She has also served one term in the House of Councillors. She is one of the five Vice Secretaries General of the Diet Members' Committee of Japan Conference (日本会議 Nippon Kaigi), the country's largest conservative think tank, once chaired by Taro Aso. Koike announced on August 24, 2007 that she intended to resign from the post, citing the Aegis classified information leak scandal as a reason. Koike later hinted that the much publicized fight she had had with Chief Cabinet Secretary Yasuhisa Shiozaki over a vice-minister replacement was the real reason, as the opposition would use that to oppose a bill on Japan's terrorism laws.


On September 8, 2008, Koike launched her bid to become President of the LDP and became the first woman ever to seek the premiership in Japan's history. In the leadership election, held on September 22, Tarō Asō won with 351 of the 527 votes; Koike placed third with 46 votes.



19th November 08

updated: 2013-04-09

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