Tomoko Sasaki

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Tomoko Sasaki
Japan Member of the House of Councillors
In office
July 1998 – July 2004
Personal details
Born (1955-03-02)March 2, 1955
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater Kobe University

Tomoko Sasaki (佐々木 知子 Sasaki Tomoko?, born 2 March 1955) is a Japanese lawyer, politician, novelist and former prosecutor.

She became a prosecutor in 1983, and worked at the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders from 1993 to 1996.[1]

Elected to the House of Councillors in 1998, Sasaki was engaged in introducing the Stalker Regulation Law of 2000.[2] She served as the director of the Women's Affairs Division of the Liberal Democratic Party.[3] She did not run for the election in 2004, but remains a member of the Party Ethics Committee of the LDP.[2][4] She is a leading advocate of capital punishment in the party.[5]

She set up a law firm in 2004 and became a professor of law at Teikyo University in 2005.[1]

As a novelist[edit]

Sasaki has written some mystery novels under the pen name of Rei Matsuki (松木 麗 Matsuki Rei?).[2] She won the Seishi Yokomizo Prize for Koibumi in 1992.[2]


  1. ^ a b 帝京大学 佐々木 知子 (in Japanese). Teikyo University. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d 参議院ってなんだろう(中) 良識の府 (in Japanese). Asahi Shimbun. 17 June 2004. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  3. ^ 家裁関与の法案提出確認/夫婦別姓で自民推進派. The Shikoku Shimbun (in Japanese). 28 June 2002. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  4. ^ 自由民主党 役員表 (in Japanese). The Liberal Democratic Party of Japan. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Lane, Charles (January 16, 2005). "Why Japan Still Has the Death Penalty". The Washington Post. Retrieved 18 September 2011. 

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