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Kenji Kosaka (小坂 憲次, Kosaka Kenji, 12 March 1946 – 21 October 2016) was a Japanese politician.[1]

Kenji Kosaka
小坂 憲次
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Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan
In office
2005–2006
Preceded byNariaki Nakayama
Succeeded byBunmei Ibuki
Third Realigned Koizumi Cabinet
(2005-10-31)
Secretary Shinzō 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

BiographyEdit

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] He died on 21 October 2016 of cancer.[6][7]

ReferencesEdit

  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. Archived from the original on 22 November 2013. 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)
  6. ^ http://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2016102100411&g=pol[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ Obituary / Kenji Kosaka / Former education minister

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