Gaku Hashimoto

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Gaku Hashimoto (橋本 岳?, 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[edit]

A native of Sōja, 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 Kōchi 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[edit]

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[edit]

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 (日本会議国会議員懇談会 - Nippon kaigi kokkai giin kondankai)
  • Conference of parliamentarians on the Shinto Association of Spiritual Leadership (神道政治連盟国会議員懇談会 - Shinto Seiji Renmei Kokkai Giin Kondankai) - NB: SAS a.k.a. Sinseiren, Shinto Political League
  • 83 Group (83会)

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

References[edit]

  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

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