Member, House of Representatives
Japan Restoration Party
In April 2002, Hiroshi Nakada became the youngest person ever (at the age of 37), to lead one of Japan’s largest cities. A graduate of Aoyama Gakuin University’s Department of Economics, he entered the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management, an educational facility devoted to the fostering of the next generation of political leaders of Japan, where he specialized in Waste Management Policy. Concurrent to his studies, he served as secretary to a Member of the House of Councillors of Japan and took an active part in the formation of the Japan New Party in 1992. After studying at the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management, he became a Member of the House of Representatives of Japan in 1993, eventually serving three terms before being elected Mayor of Yokohama.