Tomomi Inada was born in Imadate, Fukui, Fukui Prefecture, Japan on February 20th, 1959 and is the Japanese Politician. At the age of 64, Tomomi Inada biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.
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After graduating Waseda University in 1981, Inada became a lawyer in 1985. She first belonged to the Osaka bar association and has belonged to the Fukui bar association since 2008. She stood for the government in a lawsuit relating to Yasukuni Shrine, and served as an attorney for the plaintiff concerning the "Contest to kill 100 people using a sword" that occurred during the Second Sino-Japanese War, as well as the commanders who fought in the Battle of Okinawa and a bereaved family suing Kenzaburō Ōe and Iwanami Shoten for their defamation of character towards the commanders. When she served as an attorney for the families of the plaintiff concerning the "Contest to kill 100 people using a sword" that occurred during the Second Sino-Japanese War, she tried to win her points relative to the convicted war criminals in court. But her side lost in court, because the judge at Supreme Court of Japan admitted some testimonies. After the failure of the trial, she hoped to become a politician.
The House of Representatives (衆議院, Shūgiin) is the lower house of the National Diet of Japan.
The Diet can be dissolved by the Prime Minister at will, preceding an election. The most recent was by Shinzō Abe on 21 November 2014.
On 15 August 2005, after being "spotted ... when she addressed a ruling-party audience on Japan’s war crimes in 2005", Inada was nominated as an official candidate of the LDP by Shinzō Abe (later the Prime Minister). Inada ran in the general election held on 11 September 2005 and was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time.
The 45th Japanese general election was held on 30 August 2009. Inada was re-elected to the House of Representatives with 50.0% of the vote. Inada's main opponent, DPJ candidate Ryūzō Sasaki, obtained 45.6% of the popular vote.
The 46th Japanese general election was held on 16 December 2012. Inada's primary opponent was JRP candidate Kōji Suzuki. Inada won with 52.6% of the popular vote. Kōji Suzuki got 22.9% of the vote.
The 47th Japanese general election was held on 14 December 2014. Inada was re-elected to the Diet with 64.8% of the vote. Inada's main opponent, JIP candidate Kōji Suzuki, obtained 26.5% of the popular vote.
In the Diet, she served as a member of the judicial committee, and the special committee for the establishment of political morals and the amendment of the Public Officers Election Act. From January 2008 to December 2008, she was also a member of the committee for General Affairs. In 2012 she was appointed as Minister of State for Regulatory Reform in the new Abe Cabinet. She held this post until September 2014.
Inada is highly esteemed by Abe because of her political and historical beliefs, which are close to Abe's. Inada believes in the spirits of Shinto. Abe appointed her Chairperson of the LDP Policy Research Council in September 2014, even though the position is usually reserved for party members with longer political careers.
Despite having no military experience, Inada was named Defense Minister by Prime Minister Abe on 3 August 2016. Inada is the first Defense Minister since Akinori Eto to have no record of prior military service. Inada is also the first female defense minister since Yuriko Koike, and the second female Defense Minister in Japanese History.
On 15 September 2016, one month after becoming Defense Minister, Inada met with American Secretary of Defense Ash Carter in Washington, D.C. After the meeting, Inada stated that the Japanese military would increase its activity in the South China Sea and increase the number of military drills with the United States, which represented a significant change in Japanese policy regarding the South China Sea dispute.
In December 2016, immediately after Abe and Inada met U.S. President Barack Obama in Hawaii and Abe expressed 'everlasting condolences' for the casualties of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, Inada made her first visit to the Yasukuni Shrine since becoming defense minister. Inada's visit followed by a day a visit to the shrine by Minister for reconstruction Masahiro Imamura. Both visits prompted protests from China and South Korea and created calls for Japan to express similarly prominent condolences to its Asian neighbors.
On 4 February 2017, Inada met with the new United States Secretary of Defense James Mattis in Tokyo, Japan. In the meeting, they discussed North Korea, as well as the Territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Mattis also reaffirmed the United States's commitment to the Mutual Defense of Japan.
On Monday, 1 May 2017, Inada ordered the dispatch of the Maritime Self-Defense Force Helicopter Carrier Izumo to protect a U.S Navy supply vessel in the Pacific. This marks the first time the Japanese Navy has been used to defend allied vessels since the 2016 amendment to the Japanese Constitution.
Before the Tokyo assembly election, on 27 June 2017, Inada stated that a particular candidate (of the Liberal Democratic Party) was supported by the Defense Ministry, the Self-Defense Forces, and the defense minister. This remark was controversial for three reasons: first, it risked violating Article 15 of the Constitution; second, the Public Offices Election law also bans public servants from taking advantage of their position while campaigning in an election; and third, Article 61 of the Self-Defense Forces Law explicitly forbids personnel in the organization from engaging in political activity, with the exception of voting. This statement prompted heavy criticism and forced Abe to apologize, without going as far as following Renho's suggestion to sack her.
Inada resigned in late July 2017 over claims that she helped to cover up internal records that exposed the danger Japanese peacekeepers faced in South Sudan. However, it is unclear whether she was personally involved in the cover-up. This much is certain: she was told by Defense Ministry officials that the GSDF's daily logs had been deleted, which is what she relayed to the public. The Ministry of Defense later discovered digital copies of the documents at the SDF's Joint Staff and made public parts of the records on 7 February 2017 based on a request under the Information Disclosure Law. Fuji News Network then reported that it had obtained a two-page memo hand-written by an anonymous senior Defense Ministry official stating that Inada knew about the existence of the logs, yet decided to stick with her previous statement that they had been deleted. The memo's allegation that Inada knew about the logs could not be verified despite a later investigation into the matter.
In April 2019, Inada has announced that she plans to run for prime minister in 2021. Such didn't happen.