Tomomi Inada

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Tomomi Inada
稲田 朋美
Tomomi Inada LDP Representative March 28, 2008.jpg
Member of the House of Representatives of the 1st Fukui Prefecture
Assumed office
Majority 78,969 (50.00%)
Personal details
Born (1959-02-20) 20 February 1959 (age 56)
Imadate, Fukui, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party of Japan
Alma mater Waseda University

Tomomi Inada (稲田 朋美 Inada Tomomi?, born 20 February 1959) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Imadate, Fukui.

Law career[edit]

After graduating Waseda University in 1981, she became a lawyer in 1985. She first belonged to the Osaka bar association and has belonged to the Fukui bar association since 2008. She stands for the government in relation to the lawsuit relating to Yasukuni Shrine, and serves as an attorney for the plaintiff concerning the "Contest to kill 100 people using a sword" that allegedly occurred during the Second Sino-Japanese War, as well as the commanders who fought in the Battle of Okinawa and a bereaved family suing Kenzaburō Ōe and Iwanami Shoten for their defamation of character towards the commanders.

Political career[edit]

On 15 August 2005 Inada was nominated as the official candidate of the LDP and run for the general election held on 11 September 2005. There she was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time. In the Diet she served as a member of judicial committee, and special committee for the establishment of political moral and the amendment on the public officers election act. From January 2008 to December 2008 she was also a member of the committee for General Affairs. At the 45th general election on 30 August 2009 she was elected to the House of Representatives for the second time.

Right-wing positions[edit]

Affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi,[1][2] Inada questioned why the 2007 film Yasukuni received government funds, and said that such funds should not be given to films with a "political agenda".[3]

She was a supporter of right-wing filmmaker Satoru Mizushima's 2007 revisionist film The Truth about Nanjing, which denied that the Nanking Massacre ever occurred.[4]

Inada was shown smiling on a picture with Kazunari Yamada, leader of the Nazi Party NSJAP, who has praised Adolf Hitler and the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nippon Kaigi website
  2. ^ "Pro-Yasukuni parliamentary groups backing up Abe Cabinet" - Japan Press Weekly - May 27, 2007
  3. ^ The Japan Times Confusion reigns after 'Yasukuni' doesn't tell us how to feel April 13, 2008 Retrieved on 21 August 2012
  4. ^ The Japan Times NANJING MASSACRE 70TH ANNIVERSARY December 6, 2007 Retrieved on 21 August 2012
  5. ^ "Neo-Nazi photos pose headache for Shinzo Abe" - The Guardian - Sep 9, 2014

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