Kohei Otsuka

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Kohei Otsuka (大塚 耕平 Ōtsuka Kōhei?, born 1959) is a Japanese politician of the Democratic Party of Japan, a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Nagoya, Aichi, he attended Waseda University and received a Ph.D in fiscal and monetary policies and reforms. Afterwards, he worked at the Bank of Japan from 1983 to 2000 and then was elected to the House of Councillors for the first time in 2001.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Yōko Komiyama
Osamu Fujimura
Senior Vice Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
2011–present
Served alongside: Yōko Komiyama
Incumbent
Preceded by
Yoshitake Masuhara
Yōichi Miyazawa
Tatsuya Tanimoto
Senior Vice Minister, Cabinet Office
2009–2010
Served alongside: Atsushi Ōshima, Motohisa Furukawa, Hideo Hiraoka
Succeeded by
Shōzō Azuma
Yoshinori Suematsu
Tatsuo Hirano
House of Councillors
Preceded by
Tamotsu Yamamoto
Seiji Suzuki
Makiko Suehiro
Councillor for Aichi
2001–present
Served alongside: Seiji Suzuki, Tamotsu Yamamoto, Kuniko Tanioka
Incumbent