|Member of the House of Representatives|
23 September 2007 –21 May 2013
|Preceded by||Shōichi Nakagawa|
|Succeeded by||Yūko Nakagawa|
|Born||18 June 1973|
Ashoro, Hokkaido, Japan
|Spouse(s)||Kaori Ishikawa (2011–present)|
Tomohiro Ishikawa (石川 知裕, Ishikawa Tomohiro, born June 18, 1973) is a former member of the House of Representatives elected to the 11th District of Hokkaidō, Japan. He is a former secretary to former Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) Secretary-General Ichirō Ozawa. After Satoshi Arai's candidacy to the 2007 Hokkaido gubernatorial election, Ishikawa took up the seat vacated by Arai through the PR list. In the 2009 DPJ landslide, Ishikawa famously unseated then-incumbent Finance Minister Shōichi Nakagawa.
In 2010, Ishikawa was embroiled in a political funding scandal involving Ichirō Ozawa. He allegedly failed to record 400 million yen he and other secretaries borrowed from Ozawa to buy land in Tokyo.After he was indicted in February 2010, he resigned from the DPJ and sat in the House as an independent. Ishikawa retained his seat during the appeal process. He joined New Party Daichi in 2011 and contested the 2012 election under their banner. He was defeated in his seat by Shōichi Nakagawa's wife Yūko, but was returned to the House though the NPD's PR list. His legal issues led him to resign from his seat in May 2013, when he decided to fully focus on his appeal to the Supreme Court. He was replaced by NPD leader Muneo Suzuki's daughter Takako, who was next in line in the PR list. His appeal was rejected by the Supreme Court in September 2014 and he was sentenced to 2 years in prison, suspended for 3 years.
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In the 2017 election, Ishikawa's wife Kaori was elected to his former 11th district seat, defeating Yūko Nakagawa.
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