| Hirokazu Matsuno|
| Waseda University|
| Takayuki Kobayashi, Kentaro Sonoura, Motoo Hayashi|Hirokazu Matsuno Wikipedia
Hirokazu Matsuno (松野 博一, Matsuno Hirokazu, born September 13, 1962) is a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Kisarazu, Chiba and graduate of Waseda University, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2000 after an unsuccessful run in 1996.
In the August 3, 2016 reshuffle, Matsuno joined the Shinzō Abe cabinet as Minister of education.
Affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi, along with most members of the Abe cabinet, Matsuno denies the existence of the Imperial Japan sex slavery system known under the euphemism 'Comfort women', and in 2014 demanded the revision of the Kono and Murayama statements, considered as landmark declarations from Japanese governments towards the recognition of war crimes.
Matsuno is also a member of the following right-wing Diet groups:Conference of parlementarians on the Shinto Association of Spiritual Leadership (神道政治連盟国会議員懇談会 - Shinto Seiji Renmei Kokkai Giin Kondankai) - NB: SAS a.k.a. Sinseiren, Shinto Political League
Japan Rebirth (創生「日本」- Sosei Nippon)