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Takemi used to be a professor of Tokai University whose main subject is international politics and was first elected to a member of the House of Councillors on 23 July 1995. He had been a member since then until July 2007 and Vice Minister of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of the Abe Cabinet since September 2006 until August 2007. He was a tutor of the School of Politics for Women (女性のための政治スクール).
In 2006, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed Takemi to a High-level Panel on United Nations Systemwide Coherence, which was set up to explore how the United Nations system could work more coherently and effectively across the world in the areas of development, humanitarian assistance and the environment.
In March 2016, Takemi was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth, which was co-chaired by presidents François Hollande of France and Jacob Zuma of South Africa.
- Official site (in Japanese)
|Vice Minister of Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
September 2006 - August 2007
|House of Councillors|
|Member of the House of Councillors from Tokyo
(Class of 1947/1953/.../2013)
Served alongside: Tamayo Marukawa, Natsuo Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Kira, Tarō Yamamoto
|Member of the House of Councillors by proprotional representation
(Class of 1947/1953/.../1995)
Served alongside: 49→47 others
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