Komeito holds joint session of Diet lawmakers

December 22 , 2021

Komeito Chief Representative Natsuo YamaguchiKomeito Chief Representative Natsuo Yamaguchi

Chief Representative Natsuo Yamaguchi addressed Komeito parliamentarians from both legislative chambers at a joint session where he reported on various policy successes achieved during the extraordinary Diet session that ended on December 21.

Among the successes Yamaguchi cited were incentives to smaller firms to raise worker wages and capping a tax increase on commercial properties, as well as extending a 20% reduction in the annual salaries of national legislators and providing a one-time payout of ¥100,000 to every child aged 18 or under.

The party leader also laid out Komeito’s goal of securing a total of 14 seats in the House of Councilors election to be held in the summer of 2022.