Yasuko Ikenobo

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Yasuko Ikenobo (池坊 保子, Ikenobō Yasuko, born April 18, 1942) (née Umedani) is a Japanese politician of the New Komeito Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Tokyo and dropout of Gakushuin University (left in 1961), she was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1996 as a member of the New Frontier Party, which later split into several parties including the New Komeito Party.

Ikenobo was born the third daughter of Viscount Michitora Umedani, head of a former kuge family and Member of the House of Peers. She has been married to Sen'ei Ikenobo, the Ikenobo family patriarch, since 1963 and has two daughters, Yuki, the next head of the family, and Mika.

She is a Komeito politician, but she is not a member of Sōka Gakkai as former Councillor Kunihiro Tsuzuki and Councillor Shozo Kusakawa.


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