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Tachibana at Shinkoiwa Station
|Leader of The Party to Protect the People from NHK|
|Assumed office |
17 June 2013
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Leader of the Horiemon New Party|
|Assumed office |
20 May 2020
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Member of the House of Councillors|
29 July 2019 – 10 October 2019
|Succeeded by||Satoshi Hamada|
|Parliamentary group||Minna no Tō|
|Member of the Katsushika Ward Assembly|
13 November 2017 – 26 May 2019
|Member of the Funabashi City Assembly|
1 May 2015 – 14 July 2016
|Born||15 August 1967|
Izumiōtsu, Osaka, Japan
|Political party||N-Koku (2013–present)|
|Minna no Tō (until 2013)|
|Occupation||Social activist, journalist, accountant, politician|
Takashi Tachibana (立花孝志, Tachibana Takashi, born 15 August 1967 in Izumiōtsu, Osaka) is a social activist, journalist, accountant and politician who is the founder and leader of The Party to Protect the People from NHK (NHKから国民を守る党, NHK Kara Kokumin wo Mamoru Tō). A former assemblyman for the Funabashi City Assembly and the Katsushika Ward Assembly, he was elected to the House of Councillors in the July 2019 regular election on his party's proportional representation list. He automatically forfeited his seat on 10 October when he officially became a candidate in the October 2019 by-election to the House of Councillors for a majoritarian seat in Saitama.
He was an accountant, program producer and executive assistant of Katsuji Ebisawa, the chairman of NHK from 1997 through 2005. He leaked information about NHK's accounting scandals to the Shukan Bunshun in 2005., which forced him to retire. He founded an internet watchdog TV show concentrating on NHK in 2011.
In November 2017, he won the Katsushika ward assembly election in Tokyo at 2954 votes. On 27 December, the Tokyo District Court dismissed his request to sue the owner of one seg cell phone for the contract of NHK bill collection. In June 2018, the Tokyo High Court supported the district court's decision.
Tachibana leads The Party to Protect the People from NHK, which distributes stickers for the purpose of expelling NHK reception bill collectors. He supports scrambled broadcasting of NHK, such that only viewers who want to watch NHK need to pay the broadcast fees.
Tachibana was elected as a member of Japan's House of Councillors at the election for the House of Councillors at 2019.
Shingo Watanabe video
Tachibana published a video about Shingo Watanabe, a member of Settsu city assembly. The video alleged that Watanabe knew the condition of the corpse of Moritomo Gakuen officials.[clarification needed] Watanabe made a libel for criminal charge and damages against Tachibana. The Tokyo High Court, in charge of criminal litigation, charged him with an indemnification in the civil litigation and ordered a fee of 300,000 yen. Watanabe then criticized Tachibana who insisted that the case was without foundation, stated that there was a problem in the law mind spirit, and refused to pay the 300,000 yen fee.
Comments justifying genocide
In September 2019 Tachibana uploaded a video where he justified the use of genocide as a solution for overpopulation. He also questioned Japan's aid for underdeveloped countires, saying that poverty and violence were part of "The natural order God created." He also stated in reference to third world countries: "It’s impossible to teach dogs. (They’re) close to being dogs. There are an overwhelming number of people like that in the world. These countries have babies to the point of idiocy." Later on he denied these news reports.
|Date||Election||Constituency||Nomination||Votes||Share||Total candidates||Rank achieved||Rank needed to win||Result|
|8 September 2013||Settsu City (Osaka) assembly general||(at-large)||N-Koku||317||1.1%||29||25||21||Lost|
|23 February 2014||Machida City (Tokyo) assembly general||(at-large)||N-Koku||1,589||1.1%||41||38||36||Lost|
|26 April 2015||Funabashi City (Chiba) assembly general||(at-large)||N-Koku||2,622||1.4%||73||35||50||Won|
|31 July 2016||Tokyo Metropolis gubernatorial||(at-large)||N-Koku||27,241||0.4%||21||8||1||Lost|
|22 January 2017||Ibaraki City (Osaka) assembly general||(at-large)||N-Koku||1,531||1.7%||43||33||28||Lost|
|2 July 2017||Tokyo Metropolis assembly general||Katsushika City||N-Koku||4,463||2.4%||8||8||4||Lost|
|12 November 2017||Katsushika City (Tokyo) assembly general||(at-large)||N-Koku||2,954||1.9%||59||33||40||Won|
|9 June 2019||Sakai City (Osaka) mayoral||(at-large)||N-Koku||14,110||5.1%||3||3||1||Lost|
|21 July 2019||25th House of Councillors regular||proportional
|13[nb 3]: 155[nb 4]
|27 October 2019||24th House of Councillors by-election||Saitama||N-Koku||168,289||13.6%||2||2||1||Lost|
|10 November 2019||Ebina City (Kanagawa) mayoral||(at-large)||N-Koku||2,990||5.5%||3||3||1||Lost|
|24 November 2019||Sakurai City (Nara) mayoral||(at-large)||N-Koku||1,294||8.3%||2||2||1||Lost|
|8 December 2019||Koganei City (Tokyo) mayoral||(at-large)||N-Koku||678||1.7%||4||4||1||Lost|
|Running candidacy (legal election start was 2020/6/18)|
|5 July 2020||Tokyo Metropolis gubernatorial||(at-large)||Horiemon New Party (N-Koku endorsement)||(TBD)||(TBD)||22||(TBD)||1||(TBD)|
- Party proportional vote result
- Tachibana's individual preference vote result within the N-Koku list
- Lists standing in proportional election
- Total number of candidates standing in proportional election
- The proportional district elects 50 members by proportional representation, not by a majoritarian (FPTP/SNTV) system
- Mainichi Shimbun, 10 October 2019: N国・立花氏が議員失職 浜田氏繰り上げ当選へ, retrieved 12 October 2019.
- ＮＨＫ膿と闇、経理職員が激白「想像を上回る不正」. Zakzak (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
- "'NHK Repelling Stickers' free for anyone wanting to keep away Japan's public TV fee collectors". Japan Today. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
- Takashi, Tachibana (4 October 2018). "私立花孝志は【統合失調症】&【躁ウツ病】でした". Takashi Tachibana's YouTube channel (in Japanese). Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- Shūkan Bunshun (21 August 2019). "N国・立花孝志 カネと女と躁鬱 月収3000万円、母も驚いた新恋人、病いを公言【全文公開】". Yahoo! Japan (in Japanese). Retrieved 24 August 2019.
- "Anti-NHK party chief goes off the rails in urging 'genocide'". The Asahi Shimbun. 29 September 2019. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
- "Leader of Japan's anti-NHK party suggests genocide as solution to overpopulation". Japan Times. 27 September 2019. Retrieved 29 September 2019.