Shingo Nishimura (西村 真悟? Nishimura Shingo, born July 7, 1948) is a Japanese politician, and former lawyer. He is a member of the Party for Future Generations and a former member of the House of Representatives.
Background and career
On 2005, Because of Lawyer act of Japan violation, Nishimura is divested his lawyer license.
Three other members of his family have also been members of the House of Representatives:
- his father Eiichi Nishimura (1904-1971) was a former chairman of the Democratic Socialist Party - Shingo is his fourth son
- his father-in-law Okazawa Kanji
- his cousin Shozo Nishimura
Affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi, Nishimura 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.
Nishimura was among the members of the Nippon Kaigi council at the Diet who signed a full-page advertisement in the Washington Post following the US House Resolution on 'Comfort women'. The ad denied Imperial Japan's sexual slavery system: "We must note that it is a gross and deliberate distortion of reality to contend that the Japanese army was guilty of 'coercing young women intro sexual slavery' in 'one of the largest cases of human trafficking in the 20th century'".
In a statement defending the mayor of Osaka, Toru Hashimoto in May, 2013, Shingo Nishimura made the controversial claim that Japan is full of Korean prostitutes, a comment that got him removed from Toru Hashimoto's party.
In Results of the Japanese general election, 2014, Nishimura was defeated.
- Nippon Kaigi website
- The Japan Times NANJING MASSACRE 70TH ANNIVERSARY December 6, 2007 Retrieved on August 21, 2012
- "U.S. House committee passes sex slave resolution: failure of pro-Yasukuni forces" - Japan Press - June 24, 2007
- Chosun Ilbo Right wing lawmaker rant at Koreans Retrieved on May 17, 2013
- HGGN http://www.hngn.com/articles/3122/20130517/japanese-restoration-party-leader-shingo-nishimura-gets-boot-more-controversial.htm Retrieved on May 17, 2013
- 政治家情報 〜西村 真悟〜. ザ･選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Retrieved 2007-10-10.
- 日의원 "일본에 한국인 매춘부 득실득실" 망언 (in Korean). Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
- "Japanese Restoration Party Leader Shingo Nishimura Gets the Boot After More Controversial Comments". HNGN. Retrieved 2013-05-17.
- Official website (Japanese)