Kenji Kosaka

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For the Japanese psychiatrist, see Kenji Kosaka (psychiatrist).
Third Realigned Koizumi Cabinet
(2005-10-31)
Secretary Shinzo Abe
Internal Affairs Heizō Takenaka
Justice Seiken Sugiura
Foreign Affairs Taro Aso
Finance Sadakazu Tanigaki
Education Kenji Kosaka
Health Jirō Kawasaki
Agriculture Shoichi Nakagawa
Economy Toshihiro Nikai
Land Kazuo Kitagawa
Environment Yuriko Koike
Defense Fukushiro Nukaga
Ministers of State Tetsuo Kutsukake, Kaoru Yosano, Koki Chuma, Iwao Matsuda, Kuniko Inoguchi

Kenji Kosaka (小坂 憲次 Kosaka Kenji?, born 12 March 1946) is a Japanese politician.[1]

Biography[edit]

Kosaka was born in the city of Nagano in Nagano Prefecture, on 12 March 1946.[2][3] His father is Zentaro Kosaka, also a politician.[4] Kenji Kosaka received a law degree from Keio University in 1968.[3]

He worked in London for Japan Airlines between 1968 and 1984.[3] Returning to Japan, he became secretary to Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone in 1986. He was appointed minister of education on 31 October 2005.[3] In 2005, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the sixth time, representing Nagano Prefecture.[3]

Kenji Kosaka is affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japan's PM Abe berated in appeal to quit". Forbes. 7 August 2007. Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "LDP Members". Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Minister of Education". Kantei. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Few surprises in new Cabinet, announced by Junichiro Koizumi". Pravda. 1 November 2005. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Major conservative nationalist organizations in Japan" (Asia Policy Point - 2007)

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Political offices
Preceded by
Nariaki Nakayama
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
2005 - 2006
Succeeded by
Bunmei Ibuki