Kenta Matsunami

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Kenta Matsunami (松浪 健太 Matsunami Kenta?, born August 17, 1971) is a Japanese politician of the Japan Restoration Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature). A native of Izumisano, Osaka and graduate of Waseda University, he joined Sankei Shimbun in 1997. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 2002 for the Liberal Democratic Party in a by-election. After losing his seat in 2003, he was re-elected in 2005.

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House of Representatives of Japan
Vacant
Title last held by
Kiyomi Tsujimoto
Member of the House of Representatives
from Osaka 10th district

2002–2003
2005–2009
2012–present
Succeeded by
Miyoko Hida
Preceded by
Miyoko Hida
Succeeded by
Kiyomi Tsujimoto
Preceded by
Kiyomi Tsujimoto
Incumbent
Preceded by
N/A
Member of the House of Representatives
from the Kinki proportional representation block

2009–2012
Succeeded by
N/A
Political offices
Preceded by
Isshū Sugawara
Hirokazu Matsuno
Parliamentary Secretary for Health, Labour and Welfare
2007–2008 (Reshuffled Abe Cabinet–Fukuda Cabinet)
Served alongside: Wataru Itō
Succeeded by
Zenjirō Kaneko
Tōru Toida
Preceded by
Akihiro Nishimura
Katsunobu Katō
Tōru Toida
Parliamentary Secretary for the Cabinet Office
2008–Jan. 2009[1] (Reshuffled Fukuda Cabinet–Asō Cabinet)
Served alongside: Osamu Uno, Masayoshi Namiki
Succeeded by
Yoshirō Okamoto
  1. ^ The Japan Times, January 15, 2009: Budget vote rebel in Cabinet Office loses secretary post