former Secretary General
Member of the Government Revitalization Unit
The government appointed former secretary general of Rengo,
Tadayoshi Kusano to serve on one of its key bodies which is
tasked with eliminating wasteful spending of tax payers' money.
Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama will head the body, dubbed the
Government Revitalization Unit which consists of 11 members;
six lawmakers and five representatives of the private sector,
and Administrative Renewal Minister Yoshito Sengoku will serve
as deputy chief. Four other Cabinet members, including Deputy
Prime Minister Naoto Kan will also join the unit.
In addition to Kusano, four other persons were appointed from
the private sector; Kyocera Corp. Honorary Chairman Kazuo Inamori,
Kikkoman Corp. Chairman Yuzaburo Mogi, Former Tottori Gov.
Yoshihiro Katayama, and Hideki Kato who heads a think tank
called Kosonippon. Kato will serve as chief of the unit's secretariat.
The Government Revitalization Unit and the National Strategy
Office are two key bodies of the Hatoyama Cabinet, which is
shooting for shifting decision-making responsibility from bureaucrats