Tomohiro Yamamoto

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Tomohiro Yamamoto(山本 朋広,Yamamoto Tomohiro, born June 20, 1975) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature).

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A native of Kyoto, Kyoto, Yamamoto attended Kansai University as an undergraduate and received a master's degree from Kyoto University. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2005.

Kansai University private university in Osaka, Japan

Kansai University, abbreviated as Kandai (関大), or Kansaidai (関西大), is a private non-sectarian and coeducational university located in Suita, Osaka, Japan and in two other locations: Sakai and Takatsuki, Osaka. Founded in 1886, it is the old-education-system universities in Japan and one of western Japan's four leading private universities. The athletic teams at Kansai University are known as the Kaisers and are primarily members of the Kansai Big 6. The Kansai-Kwansei Gakuin rivalry is a college rivalry between two universities located in Kansai, Japan.

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His profile on the LDP website: [1]

Revisionism on Comfort women issues

Affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi, [2] Yamamoto was among the LDP members of the Diet who signed 'THE FACTS', an advertising published in 2007 in the Washington Post seeking a full withdrawal of the United States House of Representatives House Resolution 121 on Imperial Japan sexual slavery system ('Comfort women'). [3]

The Nippon Kaigi is a Japanese ultranationalist unincorporated association that was established in 1997 and has approximately 38,000 members. The group is influential in the legislative and executive branches of the Japanese government through its affiliates. Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, LDP politician, serves as a special advisor to the group's parliamentary league.

United States House of Representatives House Resolution 121 is a resolution about comfort women which Japanese-American Congressman Mike Honda of California's 15th congressional district introduced to the American House of Representatives in 2007. It asks that the Japanese government apologize to former comfort women and include curriculum about them in Japanese schools, citing the 1921 International Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Women and Children that Japan has ratified and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. This resolution was passed on July 30, 2007.

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References

  1. Profile of Yamamoto Tomohiro on the LDP website: jimin.jp/english/profile/members/121061.html
  2. Nippon Kaigi website
  3. Ad in Washington Post - Jun 14, 2007 - see File:The_Facts_about_the_Comfort_Women.jpg

JANJAN, short for Japan Alternative News for Justices and New Cultures, was a Japanese online newspaper started by Ken Takeuchi, journalist and former mayor of Kamakura, Kanagawa. Launched in February 2003, the newspaper is credited for pioneering citizen journalism in Japan. After registration, anyone was free to post comments on the JANJAN website. However, there were different windows for registering depending on the nationality or ethnicity of the potential poster.