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  Public Interest Commission, established in Cabinet Office, shall deal with the matters that are caused to belong to its authority by "the Act on Authorization of Public Interest Incorporated Association and Public Interest Incorporated Foundation". There are seven commissioners* that exercise their authority independently and they are appointed by the Prime Minister upon obtaining the consent of both houses of the diet. Term of office of commissioners shall be three years but they may be reappointed.
  There are 47 Council Organizations established at each of the local prefectures for the purpose of dealing with the matters that are caused to belong to its authority by "the Act on Authorization of Public Interest Incorporated Association and Public Interest Incorporated Foundation".

*Seven commissioners appointed by the Prime Minister are as follows:
Chairperson
-Toru Yamashita, Director and Chief Corporate Adviser of NTT Data Co.
Acting Chairperson
-Takako Amemiya, Former Professor of Meiji Gakuin University Graduate Law School
Commissioners
-Sayuri Megumi, Former Professor of Edogawa University
-Mikio Komori, Certified Public Accountant, Former Senior Partner of Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC.
-Izumi Kadono, President of Seisen University,Tokyo
-Tatsuaki Kitachi, Certified Public Accountant, Partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu LLC.
-Yutaka Hori, Lawyer, Vice-President of Chiba University
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