A Japanese amateur radio operator, Kiyoko Ono, 7M3URU, is now a member
of the Cabinet of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
Mr. Koizumi, on Sept. 21, was re-elected President of the Liberal Democratic
Party and he formed his second Cabinet the following day.
Ms. Ono, was selected by the Prime Minister to become Chairperson of
the National Public Safety Commission. She is serving her third term in
the House of Councilors.
Ms. Ono, a bronze medalist in gymnastics at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, is
a JARL member and a strong supporter of amateur radio who has attended
many JARL events despite her busy schedule.
Considered very knowledgeable about cultural, education and welfare issues,
Ms. Ono also serves as an executive board member of the Japan Olympic Committee.