Heads of Bureaus and Departments
Heads of bureaus and departments and chiefs of sections were appointed on March 26 as follows: Office of the Shinbashira Head Tadao Tosa, Ritual Affairs Bureau Head Motoo Matsuda, Oyasato-yakata Management Bureau Head Tokiro Iwasa, Finance Bureau Head Hiroyoshi Shimamura, and Security Bureau Head Itaro Nishida were reappointed while Department of Doctrine and Historical Materials Head Yoshihiko Yasuno, Religious Affairs Bureau Head Yoichiro Miyamori, Divine Gifts and Sanctions Bureau Head Yoshizumi Nakayama, and Director of Shuyoka Hiroo Nagao were newly appointed in the Religious Headquarters.
In the Administrative Headquarters, General Affairs Department Head Ikuhiro Masui, Mission Department Head Umeo Izutsu, Doyusha Publishing Company President Tadakazu Nishiura, Pilgrim Reception Department Head Harunobu Nakayama, Transportation Department Head Koji Masui, Property Management Department Head Seiji Maegawa, and Construction and Maintenance Department Head Haruo Maegawa were reappointed whereas Administrative Affairs Department Head Yoshiyuki Nakano, Church Affairs Department Head Mitsunori Toi, Education and Nurture Department Head Kiyoharu Kontani, Overseas Department Head Zenkichi Tanaka, and Finance Department Head Masatoshi Masuno were newly appointed.
Besides the appointment of Honbu-in Zenkichi Tanaka, former vice head of the Overseas Department, as head of the department, new appointments relating to the Overseas Department are as follows: Rev. Yoshiharu Terada as chief of General Affairs Section and Rev. Masaharu Matsuda as chief of Translation Section.
Rev. Yoichiro Miyamori, former head of the Overseas Department, was appointed as Religious Affairs Bureau Head in the Religious Headquarters. Rev. Hisataro Takai, former chief of General Affairs Section, now serves at Shuyoka as chief of Hinokishin Section.
Reappointed to their positions were: Rev. Hinao Nagao, vice head of the department; Rev. Tomozo Hirano, senior department member; Rev. Mitsuzo Nakanishi, chief of Asia I Section; Rev. Kiyoharu Masuda, chief of Asia II Section; Rev. Mitsuo Kajimoto, chief of North America and Oceania Section; Rev. Yoshio Uchida, chief of Latin America Section; Rev. Akira Nakata, chief of Europe and Africa Section; and Rev. Harunori Watanabe, principal of Tenrikyo Language Institute.