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Kazuo Shii

Kazuo Shii
Chair of Japanese Communist Party
Incumbent
Assumed office
November 24, 2000
Member of the House of Representatives
Incumbent
Assumed office
July 18, 1993
Personal details
Born (1954-07-29) July 29, 1954
Yotsukaidō, Chiba
Political party Japanese Communist Party
Alma mater Tokyo University
Occupation Politician
Website shii.gr.jp

Kazuo Shii (志位 和夫 Shii Kazuo, born 29 July 1954) is a Japanese politician and chairman of the Japanese Communist Party (JCP).

Early life

Shii was born in Yotsukaido, Chiba Prefecture. He graduated from the Department of Physical Engineering at Tokyo University. He joined the JCP during his first year at the University and became an active participant in the party's student wing.

Political career

In 1990 Shii became the head of the Secretariat and was elected as a member of the House of Representatives in 1993. At

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