Hiroe Makiyama

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Hiroe Makiyama
牧山 弘恵
Hiroe Makiyama - July campaign 2007.jpg
Makiyama (left) campaigning in the 2007 election.
Member of House of Councillors
Assumed office
29 July 2007
Personal details
Born (1964-09-29) 29 September 1964 (age 54)
Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Political partyConstitutional Democratic
Other political
  • DP (2016–2018, split)
  • DPJ (2005–2016, merger)
Alma materInternational Christian University
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
WebsiteOfficial website

Hiroe Makiyama (牧山 弘恵, Makiyama Hiroe, born 29 September 1964) is a Japanese politician of the Constitutional Democratic Party and a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature) representing the Kanagawa at-large district.

Makiyama graduated International Christian University in 1987 and briefly worked at Tokyo Broadcasting System before moving to the United States to attend the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. She was admitted to the bar in New York and Connecticut and practiced at the New York law firm of Marks & Murase (later Bingham Dana).

She entered politics by running in the 2005 general election for the House of Representatives, in which she was defeated by former foreign minister Yoriko Kawaguchi. She was elected for the first time in the 2007 House of Councillors election. When the Democratic Party merged with the Party of Hope in May 2018 to form the Democratic Party for the People, Makiyama did not join the new party and decided to join the CDP instead.[1]


  1. ^ "国民民主党62人参加 「野党第1党」に届かず" (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun. 7 May 2018. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
House of Councillors
Preceded by
Yutaka Kobayashi
Akira Matsu
Yoriko Kawaguchi
Councillor for Kanagawa At-large district
29 July 2007–
Served alongside: Yutaka Kobayashi, Masashi Mito, Akira Matsu