Former Socialist Party Masaaki Ishibashi, former chairman, died December 13, 13:58
A former member of the House of Representatives, who served as chairman of the former Socialist Party, died in Fukuoka City this month. I was 95 years old.
Mr. Ishibashi was born in Taiwan. After the war, he was involved in the establishment of a labor union for workers who worked at an army base in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture.
After that, after being a member of the Nagasaki Prefectural Assembly, in 1955, he was elected for the first time in the former Nagasaki 2 wards of the House of Representatives.
He was elected 12 times in a row, and during that time, he served as the secretary of the Socialist Party at that time since 1969, and as the 9th chairman since 1983.
Based on Article 9 of the Constitution, the Self-Defense Forces were gradually reduced, and finally, all armed forces were abandoned to appeal for “unarmed neutrality” to protect neutrality. Unfolded.
He then retired from politics without running for the House of Representatives election in 1990.
According to the person concerned, Mr. Ishibashi lived in Fukuoka City in his later years.