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FGFJ Diet Task Force

FGFJ Diet Task Force

A multi-party task force of Diet members has been created to examine ways to broaden Japan’s international role in combating the global threats of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and other communicable diseases. The FGFJ Diet Task Force convenes several times a year with leaders from around the world. In addition to meeting with representatives of the Global Fund when they are visiting Japan, the Diet Task Force has met with such prominent global health and foreign policy actors as George Soros, founder of the Open Society Institute; Surin Pitsuwan, former secretary-general of ASEAN and former foreign minister of Thailand; Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; Richard Feachem, former Global Fund executive director; and Tommy S. Thompson, chair emeritus of the Global Fund and former US secretary of health and human services. The FGFJ Diet Task Force also met in May 2013 with Senegalese Health Minister Awa Marie Coll-Seck, Global Fund Executive Director Mark Dybul, and Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize Laureate and Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Peter Piot. Most recently, the Diet Task Force took part in a study tour to Myanmar where they witnessed first hand the Global Fund’s role in the fight against infectious diseases.

Task Force Members

As of September 4, 2017

Directors

Ichiro AISAWA
Member of the House of Representatives (LDP)
Motohisa FURUKAWA
Member, House of Representatives (DP)

Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

Toshiko ABE
Member, House of Representatives
Gaku HASHIMOTO
Member, House of Representatives
Yoshimasa HAYASHI
Member, House of Councillors
Masahiro ISHIDA
Member, House of Councillors
Ichiro KAMOSHITA
Member, House of Representatives
Seiji KIHARA
Member, House of Representatives
Hitoshi KIKAWADA
Member, House of Representatives
Fumio KISHIDA
Member, House of Representatives
Jun MATSUMOTO
Member, House of Representatives
Tamayo MARUKAWA
Member, House of Councillors
Hirokazu MATSUNO
Member, House of Representatives
Asahiko MIHARA
Member, House of Representatives
Yasutoshi NISHIMURA
Member, House of Representatives
Yuko OBUCHI
Member, House of Representatives
Masaki OGUSHI
Member, House of Representatives
Itsunori ONODERA
Member, House of Representatives
Ken SAITO
Member, House of Representatives
Keizo TAKEMI
Member, House of Councillors
Norihisa TAMURA
Member, House of Representatives
Tsuyoshi YAMAGUCHI
Member, House of Representatives

New Komeito

Yasuyuki EDA
Member, House of Representatives
Susumu HAMAMURA
Member, House of Representatives
Masaaki TANIAI
Member, House of Councillors

Democratic Party (DP)

Shinya ADACHI
Member, House of Councillors
Yukio EDANO
Member, House of Representatives
Tetsuro FUKUYAMA
Member, House of Councillors
Makiko KIKUTA
Member, House of Representatives
Shuhei KISHIMOTO
Member, House of Representatives
Hiroyuki NAGAHAMA
Member, House of Councillors
Chinami NISHIMURA
Member, House of Councillors
Shinji OGUMA
Member, House of Representatives
Kohei OHTSUKA
Member, House of Councillors
Yuichiro TAMAKI
Member, House of Representatives

Others

Ryuhei KAWADA
Member, House of Councillors (The Democratic Party/ Shinryokufukai)
Mayuko TOYOTA
Member, House of Representatives (Independent Candidate)

News on Diet Task Force

2016年10月1日 

FGFJ Diet Task Force Visit to Indonesia and Timor-Leste

Four members of the Friends of the Global Fund Japan (FGFJ) Diet Task Force visited Indonesia and Timor-Leste from September 5­–11. The trip provided an opportunity for the participants to see first-hand how Japan’s support for the Global Fund is making an impact in the field and to grasp the challenges that government officials and communities continue to face.

2016年4月27日 

Global Fund Vice Chair Aida Kurtovic Visits Japan

Aida Kurtovic, vice chair of the Global Fund, visited Japan on February 3–6. This was her first visit to Japan since her appointment as vice chair. In addition to paying a courtesy call on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe along with other global health professionals, she visited State Minister for Foreign Affairs Seiji Kihara and had discussions with Diet members and senior …


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