Meeting to see cherry blossoms Invitation to recommend invitations, including abolition of the minister Secretary of the Cabinet Secretary also speaks on November 19, 11:52
At the press conference, the secretary-in-chief over the “Cherry Blossom Viewing Party” hosted by the Prime Minister said that he would consider reviewing the recommendation frame for invitees by parliamentarians in the future.
As for the invitees of the “Cherry Blossom Viewing Party” hosted by the Prime Minister, in addition to the Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister, Secretary-General, Deputy Secretary-General, and the ruling party, the Cabinet Secretariat and the Cabinet Office have also submitted requests for recommendation. I know that
In connection with this, the Secretary of Secretary Jun sent a letter of invitation to invite acquaintances to members of the House of Councilors who were re-elected in the House of Councilors election in July at a press conference after the cabinet meeting. He said, “I do n’t have a factual relationship.”
The reporters then asked, “Is there any idea to eliminate the recommendation or invitation frame to make it easier for legislators who are preparing for the election?” The idea of considering the review of the invitation frame for invitees, including the abolition, was shown.
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications “Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has no right to investigate”
Concerning Prime Minister Abe's explanation about the “Meeting of Cherry Blossoms”, including the social gathering the night before, Prime Minister Takaichi told reporters after the cabinet meeting that he was not obligated to include it in the report. “The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications does not have a specific substantive right to investigate individual cases, so we will refrain from stating things that give prejudice.”
The reporters asked, “Do you think that Prime Minister Abe's explanation is enough? Do you think the Diet should have a question?”, Minister Takaichi said, “The Prime Minister explained to the press. I know, it ’s up to the Diet to decide if it ’s necessary to explain at the Diet. ”
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology
At the press conference after the cabinet meeting, Mr. Ashida, Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, said, “The cherry-blossom party has been a long-standing practice, but that long-standing practice is also one of the harmful effects of the long-term administration. In light of the various opinions, we will continue to clarify the criteria for invitations and make the invitation process more transparent, and broadly review the overall review, including the budget and the number of invited people. I know what I was supposed to do while listening. "
Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare “Invite people recommended by related organizations”
The Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare has created a list of recommenders for the invited people every year as the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare for the “Meeting of Cherry Blossoms” to reporters after the cabinet meeting. Clarified what I recommended.
It also revealed that the directory has been stored for the past 10 years based on administrative document management rules.
About the person who recommends, Minister Kato says, “Basically, people from each organization related to the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare are on the list. I know that those who recommend from the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare are basically invited.” Said.
In addition, when asked whether there was a recommendation frame by three ministers and other political affairs, Minister Kato said, “I have not received a report that there was, and I have not listed it as a minister.” Explained that there was no recommendation by the minister.
Diplomatic minister "Recommendation list of recommenders for 10 years"
Concerning the “Cherry Blossom Viewing Party” hosted by the Prime Minister, the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akabane said at the press conference after the cabinet meeting on the 19th, We are recommending award-winning people from various fields. "
On the basis of the list of recommenders, “Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism keeps a list of recommenders for 10 years, including the one for the spring. It is necessary to consider the handling of personal information. It will be released. "
The reporter also asked, “Who has participated from the sponsorship through their own office?” Whereas Minister Akabane acknowledged that “the person who seems to be worthy has been recommended at the office. I don't know exactly, but there is a talk about the parliamentarians from the party headquarters and I think there are a couple of people coming every year. "
Economic Revitalization "Recommendation of invitees in the office"
According to a minister in charge of economic revitalization Nishimura said at the press conference after the cabinet meeting, “I remember that there was a request for recommendation from each side, and I do not know the exact number of recommendations arranged at the office, Of which, there are about a dozen local people each, ”he said. During his tenure as Deputy Secretary-General, he announced that he was coordinating invitees at his office.
On top of that, Minister Nishimura said, “Participants are responsible for making arrangements for local people's travel and accommodation, and that they bear the burden. None of the offices are involved in the payment because the participants paid, and I myself had a few meals the night before, so I went for a brief greeting. But I did n’t spend any money from the office or me. ”