Kenji Kosaka (小坂 憲次 Kosaka Kenji, 12 March 1946 – 21 October 2016) was a Japanese politician.
|Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan|
|Preceded by||Nariaki Nakayama|
|Succeeded by||Bunmei Ibuki|
Kosaka was born in the city of Nagano in Nagano Prefecture, on 12 March 1946. His father is Zentaro Kosaka, also a politician. Kenji Kosaka received a law degree from Keio University in 1968.
He worked in London for Japan Airlines between 1968 and 1984. Returning to Japan, he became secretary to Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone in 1986. He was appointed minister of education on 31 October 2005. In 2005, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the sixth time, representing Nagano Prefecture.
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| Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan