|President of Komeito|
|Assumed office |
8 September 2009
|Preceded by||Akihiro Ota|
|Member of the House of Councillors|
|Assumed office |
29 July 2001
|Member of the House of Representatives|
18 February 1990 – 20 October 1996
|Born||12 July 1952|
Nakaminato, Ibaraki, Japan
|NFP (1994–1998, dissolution)|
|Alma mater||University of Tokyo|
Natsuo Yamaguchi (山口 那津男 Yamaguchi Natsuo, born 12 July 1952) is a Japanese politician of the Komeito party and a member of the House of Councillors in the National Diet of Japan (Japanese national legislature).
A native of Nakaminato (now Hitachinaka), Ibaraki and he was raised in Hitachi until his graduation from public senior high school. His mother was a teacher of the elementary school. After graduating from the University of Tokyo with a B.L. degree in 1978, he became a lawyer in 1982.
He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1990. After losing his seat in 1996, he ran unsuccessfully for the House of Representatives in 2000. In 2001 he was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time. He became the party's leader on 8 September 2009 after the party suffered a major defeat In the 2009 Japanese general election. New Komeito lost ten seats, including that of party leader Akihiro Ota and general secretary Kazuo Kitagawa. On 8 September 2009, Yamaguchi replaced Ota as president of New Komeito.
Yamaguchi's term as party leader expired in September 2012, and he was re-appointed unopposed for another two years on 22 September 2012. No vote was required, as he was the only candidate.
- The Japan Times Ailing New Komeito taps policy chief as new boss. Published 8 September 2009. Retrieved on 8 August 2012.
- The Daily Yomiuri Yamaguchi gets nod for 3rd term as Komeito's chief representative. Published 23 September 2012. Retrieved on 26 September 2012.
- 政治家情報 〜山口 那津男〜. ザ･選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Archived from the original on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2007-11-20.
- Official website in Japanese.
|House of Councillors|
| Councillor for Tokyo's At-large district
Served alongside: Sanzō Hosaka, Kan Suzuki, Yasuo Ogata, Masako Ōkawara, Tamayo Marukawa
|House of Representatives of Japan|
| Representative for Tokyo's 10th district (multi-member)
Served alongside: Rikyū Shibusawa, Yoshinobu Shimamura, Hyōsuke Kujiraoka, Sukehiro Satō, Ichirō Kamoshita, Rikukai Sasaki
|Party political offices|
| President of Komeito
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