Tomoko Kami as a House of Councillors candidate in 2001.
|Member of the House of Councillors|
July 29, 2001
|Born||January 13, 1955|
|Political party||Japanese Communist Party|
Tomoko Kami (紙 智子 Kami Tomoko) is a Japanese politician and member of the House of Councillors for the Japanese Communist Party.
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This is the glossary of Shinto, including major terms the casual reader might find useful in understanding articles on the subject. Words followed by an asterisk (*) are illustrated by an image in one of the photo galleries. Within definitions, words set in boldface are defined elsewhere in the glossary.
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