Katsuhito Yokokume

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Katsuhito Yokokume
横粂 勝仁
Katsuhito Yokokume - b - Shimbashi - June 28 2016.jpg
Katsuhito Yokokume campaigning in Shimbashi, Tokyo in 2016
Member of the House of Representatives
Constituency Kanagawa 11th district
Personal details
Born (1981-09-10) 10 September 1981 (age 35)
Toyota, Aichi
Political party Democratic Party of Japan
Alma mater Tokyo University
Occupation Lawyer
Website yokokume.org

Katsuhito Yokokume (横粂 勝仁, Yokokume Katsuhito, born 10 September 1981) is a Japanese Democratic Party of Japan politician and lawyer.[1]


Katsuhito Yokokume was born on 10 September 1981 in Toyota, Aichi,[1] the son of a truck driver.[2][3] he studied law at Tokyo University, graduating in March 2005.[1] He passed the bar exam in November 2005.[1]

In 2006, he appeared on the Ainori TV show as a participant.[4]

In August 2009, he was elected as a member of the House of Representatives, representing the Southern Kantō proportional representation block on the DPJ list, he failed to win Kanagawa 11th district against the incumbent's son Shinjirō Koizumi.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Official profile" (in Japanese). Retrieved 28 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Fackler, Martin (14 March 2009). "Japan’s Political Dynasties Come Under Fire but Prove Resilient". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  3. ^ Brasor, Philip (21 June 2009). "My son, I give you power over the people". The Japan Times. The Japan Times Ltd. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Nikkan Sports, November 20, 2008: 小泉Jrの刺客は27歳「あいのり」弁護士 (in Japanese)

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