|Committee of Health, Labour and Welfare|
September 11, 2005 –July 21, 2009
|Constituency||Minami-Kantō (South Kantō)|
|Born||August 13, 1979|
|Political party||Liberal Democratic Party|
|Spouse(s)||Aya Kazama (former office worker)|
Taizō Sugimura(杉村 太蔵Sugimura Taizō, born August 13, 1979) is a Japanese politician and a member of the Diet of Japan, representing the Liberal Democratic Party until 2009. He ran in House of Councillors election in 2010 as a proportional candidate of the Sunrise Party of Japan.
The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan, frequently abbreviated to LDP or Jimintō (自民党), is a conservative political party in Japan.
Proportional representation (PR) characterizes electoral systems in which divisions in an electorate are reflected proportionately in the elected body. If n% of the electorate support a particular political party, then roughly n% of seats will be won by that party. The essence of such systems is that all votes contribute to the result - not just a plurality, or a bare majority. The most prevalent forms of proportional representation all require the use of multiple-member voting districts, as it is not possible to fill a single seat in a proportional manner. In fact, the implementations of PR that achieve the highest levels of proportionality tend to include districts with large numbers of seats.
Sugimura was born in Asahikawa, Hokkaidō. He attended the University of Tsukuba but dropped out in 2004.
The University of Tsukuba, located in Tsukuba, Ibaraki, is one of the oldest national universities and one of the most comprehensive research universities in Japan. The university has 28 college clusters and schools with around 16,500 students. The main Tsukuba campus covers an area of 258 hectares, making it the second largest single campus in Japan. The branch campus is in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, which offers graduate programs for working adults in the capital and manages K-12 schools in Tokyo that are attached to the university.
Sugimura became the youngest member of the House of Representatives after the September 11, 2005 general election.He was not expected to win a seat, as he had been placed in 35th position on the LDP's proportional representation ticket for the Minami-Kanto bloc.
The Kantō region is a geographical area of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. The region includes the Greater Tokyo Area and encompasses seven prefectures: Gunma, Tochigi, Ibaraki, Saitama, Tokyo, Chiba, and Kanagawa. Within its boundaries, slightly more than 45 percent of the land area is the Kantō Plain. The rest consists of the hills and mountains that form the land borders. According to the official census on October 1, 2010 by the Japan Statistics Bureau, the population was 42,607,376, amounting to approximately one third of the total population of Japan.
He first came to media attention for his excitement at the prospect of the range of perks available for elected politicians, including high class restaurants, first class travel on the Shinkansen, and being able to afford a BMW. Sugimura was reprimanded by LDP executives for his comments, and publicly apologised at a news conference on September 27, 2005 saying they had been "immature and irresponsible".
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Sugimura is a character in a satirical mahjong manga Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku .
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Mudazumo Naki Kaikaku is a satirical mahjong manga by Hideki Ohwada. It was initially irregularly serialized in the Kindai Mahjong Original manga magazine published by Takeshobo, then switched to bimonthly serialization on Takeshobo's other mahjong manga magazine Kindai Mahjong in April 2009. An anime adaptation was released on February 26, 2010 as an original video anime. The premise of the manga is that international diplomacy is settled on the mahjong table, with real-life politicians depicted as masters of mahjong. The Japanese title is a parody of Junichiro Koizumi's slogan, "Reform with No Sanctuary".
Sugimura announced his engagement with Aya Kazama(風間文) on March 14, 2006 and their daughter was born on April 4, 2007.
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