Concerning the Advisory Council to Consider the Direct Election of the Prime Minister
June 26, 2001
Prime Minister's Decision
In view of the utmost importance of expanding the political participation of Japanese people and in order to encourage national debate on the modalities of the relationship between the Prime Minister and the people, the Prime Minister shall call on experts and convene the Advisory Council to Consider the Direct Election of the Prime Minister (hereinafter referred to as "the Advisory Council").
- Issues for Discussion
The Advisory Council is to conduct wide-ranging discussion on the modalities of the relationship between the Prime Minister and the people, such as the so-called direct election of the Prime Minister, including the constitutional issues, and to formulate specific proposals.
|(1)||The Advisory Council consists of the experts noted in the attachment, and the Prime Minister shall convene its meetings.|
|(2)||The Prime Minister shall request a chairperson from among the experts.|
|(3)||The Advisory Council, where necessary, may request the attendance of concerned parties.|
- Administrative Affairs
The administrative affairs of the Advisory Council will be handled by the Cabinet Secretariat with the cooperation of the relevant administrative organizations.
Members of the Advisory Council to Consider the Direct Election of the Prime Minister
|Hirotada Asakawa||Political Analyst|
|Kuniko Inoguchi||Professor, Faculty of Law, Sophia University|
|Makoto Oishi||Professor, Graduate School of Law, Kyoto University|
|Sadame Kamakura||Board Chairman, Japan Traffic Safety Association|
|Masayasu Kitagawa||Governor of Mie Prefecture|
|Fumiaki Kubo||Professor, Faculty of Law, Keio University|
|Harumi Sakamoto||Secretary-General, Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition|
|Takeshi Sasaki||President, the University of Tokyo|
|Toru Miyoshi||Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court|
|Jiro Yamaguchi||Professor, Graduate School of Law, Hokkaido University|