Shoji Nishida

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Shoji Nishida (西田 昌司 Nishida Shōji?, born September 19, 1958) is a conservative Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). A graduate of Shiga University, he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 2007 after serving in the assembly of Kyoto Prefecture since 2003.

In early 2011, he was involved in a political scandal, revealing information that forced Seiji Maehara to resign.[1]

He is associated with Japanese nationalist groups, such as Ganbare Nihon. Recently, he accused Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of affiliation with South Korea.


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