Keeper of the privy seal

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a high officer of state, through whose hands pass all charters, pardons, etc., before they come to the great seal. He is a privy councillor, and was formerly called clerk of the privy seal.

See also: Keeper

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In the final episode, it turns out the Whale is his mother, and their spirits join to become a mecha @HKesvani Finally, the whole keeper of the privy seal thing makes sense...
As Prince Konoe (Masatoshi Nakamura), the prime minister before the war, tells Fellers, "It's not a black-and-white issue, general." Koichi Kido (Masato Ibu), Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan, tells Fellers how Hirohito broke precedent and asserted his authority to recommend pursuing the Allied peace proposals.
government during his visit in June 1957 to lighten life sentences for the 10 war criminals, released on parole, including Koichi Kido, a former lord keeper of the privy seal.