Gaku Hashimoto
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Gaku Hashimoto

Gaku Hashimoto ( ?, Hashimoto Gaku, born February 5, 1974) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).

Member of a political dynasty

A native of S?ja, Okayama, Gaku Hashimoto is the son of a former Prime Minister of Japan, Ryutaro Hashimoto, and the grandson of Ryugo Hashimoto, also a member of the House of Representatives.

His uncle Daijiro Hashimoto is a former governor of K?chi Prefecture. His mother Kumiko Nakamura belongs to another dynasty, the Nakamura family.

His great-grandfather Utaro Hashimoto headed the quasi-monopolistic Dai-Nippon Beer Company, Ltd., which is now Sapporo Brewery.

Career

Hashimoto attended the Keio University as both undergraduate and graduate, and joined the Mitsubishi Research Institute.

In 2005, Hashimoto was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time. He also served as Member, Special Committee on Okinawa and Northern Problems, Director, Special Committee on Anti-Piracy Measures, Prevention of International Terrorism, and Japan's Cooperation and Support, Director, Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications.[1]

Ideology

Hashimoto is affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi,[2] and a member of the following right-wing groups in the Diet:

  • Nippon Kaigi Diet discussion group ( - Nippon kaigi kokkai giin kondankai)
  • Conference of parliamentarians on the Shinto Association of Spiritual Leadership (? - Shinto Seiji Renmei Kokkai Giin Kondankai) - NB: SAS a.k.a. Sinseiren, Shinto Political League
  • 83 Group (83?)

Hashimoto gave the following answers to the questionnaire submitted by Mainichi to parliamentarians:

References

  1. ^ Hashimoto Gaku profile on LDP website: jimin.jp/english/profile/members/120814.html (retrieved Dec 13, 2014)
  2. ^ Nippon Kaigi website
  3. ^ Mainichi 2012: senkyo.mainichi.jp/46shu/kaihyo_area_meikan.html?mid=A33004002002
  4. ^ Mainichi 2014: senkyo.mainichi.jp/47shu/meikan.html?mid=A33004002002
  • . ? (in Japanese). JANJAN. Archived from the original on 2007-10-25. Retrieved .

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