Ikoma Ujiaki has been the daimyo of the Ikoma family for a fairly short time, but he has been a major player in political circles for his entire adult life. He is responsible for articulating the Lion position and agenda in such a way that deflects the impotent rage of the enemies of the Lion, while bringing glory to the clan. He is excellent at this, with very few able to counter the precisely composed discourse when it is combined with his intense and aggressive delivery. Ujiaki hates those few with the righteous fury that the truly honorable man feels for the dishonorable.
He is known for seizing upon a single idea and never letting go, fighting fiercely for a particular goal or cause without a thought for surrender. Not brilliant, but clever, he is not above using blatant intimidation to secure the ends of his clan. But, seeing as the Lion are the exemplars of Bushido, their position is surely the right one.