A list of the politicians and other politically-aligned figures in the Kitsune no Ken universe. They are members of one of the two prevailing political parties, the United Liberty Party (ULP) and the Advanced People's Party (APP); at the time the story is set, the ULP is the ruling party and the APP is the opposition party, until the twenty-third Gaiden when their roles have been reversed following the APP's victory at the polls.
Jiraiya, who is the Justice Ministry's permanent secretary, has his own entry in the Other Antagonists folder, and other political figures who appear in the story but cannot be included here due to plot-sensitive details have their own entries elsewhere in the Characters list.
- Death Glare: When Tourism Minister Akahoshi dares to mouth off to Sousetsu during a meeting in the twenty-eighth Gaiden, Sousetsu gives him a glare that, to quote the narrative, "would've melted iron."
- Greater-Scope Paragon: He takes over this role from Aoba as of the twenty-eighth Gaiden.
- Locked Out of the Loop: He knows nothing about the circumstances surrounding the Deceased Fall-Guy Gambit or of Aoba's plans to sniff out the truth. He is not pleased about either situation when he eventually finds out in the twenty-eighth Gaiden.
- Spared by the Adaptation: In the canon series' first movie, he was killed in the back-story.
- Ain't Too Proud to Beg: He was willing to go on his hands and knees and beg Gaara's forgiveness for the disgrace brought upon Gaara's family due to the Deceased Fall-Guy Gambit. Gaara has to tell him to get up, as it's not becoming of a leader.
- Named by the Adaptation: Dokku didn't have a surname in the canon series.
- Greater-Scope Paragon: He's Minato's direct supervisor in the latter's search to uncover the truth behind the Kyuushingai training program and the Nine Terrors' rampage.
- Unexpected Successor: Prior to his appointment, Aoba was a Minister without Portfolio in the Prime Minister's office; the only reason he got his new post was because Jiraiya, the Justice Ministry's Permanent Secretary, refused to take on the role himself out of respect to the recently-deceased Ishikawa. Although Aoba himself quickly learns that Jiraiya's actual reason was to provide Plausible Deniability in case anyone found out about Ishikawa's role in the Deceased Fall-Guy Gambit.
- Badass Baritone: He's described as having a voice like this, despite his advanced age.
- Cool Old Guy: When Naruto declares that Jiraiya's a pervert, Byakuren's response is to laugh about it and then bring up a Noodle Incident that Jiraiya was involved in.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: While he does briefly chastise Naruto for the work the security forces had to undergo thanks to the 365 days, Byakuren acknowledges that nobody is immune to making mistakes, and that Naruto is being The Atoner.
- Cool Old Guy
- Demoted to Extra: Recall that in canon, he was a major supporting character prior to his death in the Invasion of Konoha arc.
- Dirty Old Man: Tsunade flattens him for it.
- Nice Guy: His being this actually saved him in the back-story—prior to the start of the 365 days, he came across Naruto looking despondent and offered to be a listening ear to the boy's troubles. Naruto's response was to advise him to take his family and flee the city, which only a short while later would end up bearing the brunt of the 365 days' initial devastation.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: His intervention is the only reason Naruto didn't get immediately arrested following the first encounter with Aoi's gang.
- Spared by the Adaptation: Unlike his canon counterpart, he survives right to the end of the story.