Yoko Komiyama

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Yoko Komiyama (小宮山 洋子 Komiyama Yōko?, born September 17, 1948) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Shibuya, Tokyo and graduate of Seijo University, she worked at the public broadcaster NHK from 1972 to 1998. She was elected to the House of Councilors for the first time in 1998 and then to the House of Representatives for the first time in April 2003. In September 2011 she was appointed Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare in the cabinet of newly appointed prime minister Yoshihiko Noda.[1]

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  1. ^ Japan Times, "Cabinet Profiles: Noda Cabinet", 3 September 2011, p. 3.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
2011–2012
Succeeded by
Wakio Mitsui
Preceded by
Ritsuo Hosokawa
Hiroyuki Nagahama
Senior Vice Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
2010–2011
Served alongside: Osamu Fujimura, Kōhei Ōtsuka
Succeeded by
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Incumbent
House of Representatives of Japan
Preceded by
Takao Ochi
Representative for Tokyo 6th district
2009–present
Preceded by
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Representative for the Tōkyō PR block
2005–2009
Succeeded by
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Vacant
Title last held by
Kōki Ishii
Representative for Tokyo 6th district
2003–2005
Succeeded by
Takao Ochi
House of Councillors
Preceded by
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Councillor by proportional representation
1998–2003
Succeeded by
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