Daishiro Yamagiwa

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Daishiro Yamagiwa (山際 大志郎?, Yamagiwa Daishirō, born September 12, 1968) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).


A native of Kamakura, Kanagawa, Yamagiwa graduated from Yamaguchi University and received a Ph.D in veterinary medicine from the University of Tokyo. After working as a veterinarian, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2003.

Within the LDP, Yamagiwa has served as Parliamentary Secretary of Cabinet Office, and as a member of the Committee on Cabinet.[1]


Yamagiwa is affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi,[2] and a member of the Shintō Seiji Renmei Diet group.

Yamagiwa gave the following answers to the questionnaire submitted by Mainichi to parlementarians in 2012:[3]

  • in favor of the revision of the Constitution
  • in favor of right of collective self-defense (revision of Article 9)
  • in favor of reform of the National assembly (unicameral instead of bicameral)
  • in favor of reactivating nuclear power plants
  • against the goal of zero nuclear power by 2030s
  • in favor of the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma (Okinawa)
  • in favor of a strong attitude versus China
  • in favor of the reform of the Imperial Household that would allow women to retain their Imperial status even after marriage
  • should start considering a nuclear-armed Japan
  • no answer regarding the participation of Japan to the Trans-Pacific Partnership


  1. ^ Profile on LDP website: jimin.jp/english/profile/members/121059.html (retrieved Nov 25, 2014)
  2. ^ Nippon Kaigi website
  3. ^ Mainichi 2012: senkyo.mainichi.jp/46shu/kaihyo_area_meikan.html?mid=A14018002002

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