The Commission is composed of the chairperson and eight Commission members, appointed by the Prime Minister with the consent of both Houses of the Diet.

The term of offices of the chair person and the Commission members is five years.

The chairperson and Commission members exercise their authorities independently.

The chairperson and the Commission members shall include a person as follows.

  •   A person who has knowledge and experience in the protection of, and appropriate and effective use of personal information
  •   A person who has knowledge and experience in the protection of consumers
  •   A person who has knowledge and experience in information processing technology
  •   A person who has knowledge and experience in administrative fields used in specific personal information
  •   A person who has extensive knowledge and wide experience in matters relating to the practices of private enterprises
  •   A person recommended by 6 federations composed of governors, mayors and presidents of the local councils


Ms. Mieko Tanno

Appointed in Nov 2019
Ex-Executive Vice President of National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan


Dr. Katsuhiko Ogawa

Appointed in Jan 2019
Ex-Professor of the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University

Dr. Reiko Nakamura

Appointed in Jan 2019
Ex-Councilor of the Local Public Finance Council

Mr. Shuhei Ohshima

Appointed in Nov 2019.
former President, Idemitsu Tanker Co., Ltd.

Mr. Yuji Asai

Appointed in Feb 2021.
Boucheron Japan Limited Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Hisakazu Kato

Appointed in Jan 2015
Professor of the School of Political Science and Economics at Meiji University

Dr. Shizuo Fujiwara

Appointed in Jan 2019
Professor of the Chuo Law School, Chuo University

Ms. Emiko Kajita

Appointed in Feb 2021
Executive Vice President,Member of the Board, All Nippon Airways Co.,Ltd.

Mr. Hiroshi Takamura

Appointed in Feb 2021
Attorney-at-Law, Takamura Hiroshi Law Office 

Commissioners for International Cooperation

Mr. Hisato Asada

Appointed in Sep 2017.
former President and CEO, Bussan Sumisho Carbon Energy Co., Ltd.

Mr. Tetsuo Narukawa

Appointed in Sep 2017.
former Managing Director, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.

Mr. Noboru Yamaji

Appointed in Apr 2019.
former President and Representative director, Rio Tinto Japan Ltd.

Mr. Akira Nakaminato

Appointed in Dec 2019.
Visiting Professor at Tama University

Commissioner for International Academic Exchange

Dr. Fumio Shimpo

Appointed in Feb 2018.
Professor of Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University