Kuniko Koda

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Kuniko Koda (行田 邦子, Kōda Kuniko, born 8 September 1965) is a Japanese politician and a member of the House of Councillors in the Diet (national legislature).

Early life and education[edit]

Koda was born in Tono City, Iwate Prefecture, on 8 September 1965.[1] She graduated from International Christian University's social sciences division in 1989.[2]


Kouda worked for 18 years at private sector, including an advertising agency and liquor company.[2] In 2003, she joined the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ).[2] She was elected to the House of Councillors from the Saitama Prefecture for the first time 0n 29 July 2007.[3] She and other three lawmakers from the DPJ resigned from the party in protest of the then prime minister Yoshihiko Noda's decision to restart the nuclear plant in Oi, Fukui Prefecture in July 2012.[4]


  1. ^ "List of Members". House of Councillors. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "30th Alumni Open Lecture Series Ms. Kuniko Koda". ICU. 12 October 2009. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Koda, Kuniko". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 3 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Westlake, Adam (19 July 2012). "4 more DPJ departures in opposition of Prime Minister Noda". The Japan Daily Press. Retrieved 3 January 2013.