A memorial speech by former Liberal Democratic Party chairman Wataru Takeshita, who died in September, was given at the plenary session of the House of Representatives, surpassing the deceased.

Wataru Takeshita of the Liberal Democratic Party has been elected as a member of the House of Representatives seven times in a row. He died in September of this year at the age of 74 due to esophageal cancer.

At the House of Representatives main meeting on the 9th, Yuko Obuchi, the second daughter of former Prime Minister Keizo Obuchi, who was the Chief Cabinet Secretary of the Takeshita Cabinet, and former Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, who belonged to the same faction, gave a memorial speech while the bereaved family was watching.

Mr. Obuchi mentioned that he was elected for the first time in the same 2000 House of Representatives election as Mr. Takeshita. Said.

He said, "He has a mild personality and is trusted by both the ruling and opposition parties. He listened to his favorite cigarette in one hand without a disgusting face and showed the right direction. Sadness that cannot be said in words. I remember the regret. "