Akira Uchiyama

Akira Uchiyama (内 山 晃Japanese, Akira Uchiyama, born March 3, 1954 in Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture) is a Japanese politician. He was from 2003 to 2012 a member of the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house of the national parliament, first for the Democratic Party. From 2011 he was chairman of the cleaved Shinto Kizuna, which merged in the Nippon Mirai no Tō 2012.

Uchiyama graduated from the economic faculty of Senshu University and is shakaihokenrōmushi, a legal expert on labor and social security matters. In 1987 he took over the management of the firm for labor matters Uchiyama romu kanri Jimusho. In 1995 he founded the pension consulting firm Nenkin Life (年金 ライフ), which he leads today.

In politics Uchiyama came before the House of Representatives at the 2000 election, when he ran for the Democratic Party in the 7th constituency Chiba, but incumbent Kazuna Matsumoto (LDP ) was subject. In the second attempt, in 2003 he was able to beat Matsumoto and has since been re-elected twice - in 2005 only on the proportional representation block South Kanto, again in 2009 in his constituency. 2006 had taken over his constituency candidacy in a by-election Kazumi Ōta and won, but in 2007 Ichirō Ozawa Uchiyama was used for the 2009 election again. In Shūgiin he was also a member of the Committee on Audit and administrative supervision and the Special Committee on the abduction issue. After the government takeover by the Democrats in 2009, he was the party executive Vice- Chairman of the Committee for Parliamentary Affairs, from 2010 to 2011 during the parliamentary Cabinet Secretary Kan ( seimujikan ) at the Ministry of General Affairs.

In December 2011, Uchiyama left together with eight other members of the Democratic Party, which oppose primarily against the planned by the party leader Yoshihiko Noda imminent VAT increase, and was chairman of the new Kizuna Shinto.

In the House of Representatives 2012 election Uchiyama lost the 7th constituency Chiba with only 10.6 % of the votes in fourth to Ken Saitō (LDP ) and missed with this constituency result of a re-election by proportional representation block significantly.