July 1998 –July 2004
|Born||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.
Elected to the House of Councillors in 1998, Sasaki was engaged in introducing the Stalker Regulation Law of 2000.She served as the director of the Women's Affairs Division of the Liberal Democratic Party. She did not run for the election in 2004, but remains a member of the Party Ethics Committee of the LDP. She is a leading advocate of capital punishment in the party.
She set up a law firm in 2004 and became a professor of law at Teikyo University in 2005.
Sasaki has written some mystery novels under the pen name of Rei Matsuki (松木 麗, Matsuki Rei). She won the Seishi Yokomizo Prize for Koibumi in 1992.
Sasaki (佐々木) is the 13th most common Japanese surname. Less common variants are 佐咲, 佐佐木 and 佐左木. Notable people with the surname include:
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Satsuki Katayama is a Japanese politician serving her first term in Japan's House of Councillors, having been elected in July 2010 as a candidate for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). She previously represented the Shizuoka 7th district in the House of Representatives for one term from 2005 until 2009.
Motoko Sasaki is a Japanese pink film actress and striptease performer. She entered the pink film profession at the advanced age of 29, became a star in the field at 31, and won a Best Actress award for her work in this genre in 2003 at the age of 36.
Nozomi Sasaki, previously known simply as Nozomi during her fashion modeling career, is a Japanese glamour model and former professional fashion model.
The 11th Okinawa gubernatorial election was held on November 28, 2010. The official campaign start began November 11. The 2010 election garnered national attention mostly for the dispute between the central government and local communities in Okinawa over the planned relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma from Ginowan to Henoko in Nago that had also contributed to the resignation of prime minister Yukio Hatoyama in June 2010.
Norio Sasaki is a former Japanese football player and manager. He is the former head coach of the Japan women's national team. He served as coach of the Japan women's U-20 national team starting in 2007, and was named coach of the national team in 2008. He coached the team in the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup, where they defeated the United States on penalty kicks to win their first FIFA Women's World Cup. He retired as head coach in March 2016.
Daisuke Sasaki is a Japanese professional wrestler signed to the DDT Pro-Wrestling (DDT) promotion, where he is a former one-time KO-D Openweight Champion, one-time DDT Extreme Division Champion, four-time KO-D Tag Team Champion, three-time KO-D 6-Man Tag Team Champion and a three-time Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion. Sasaki has also made several appearances for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), working in the promotion's junior heavyweight division.
Ayaka Sasaki is a Japanese idol singer. She is known as a member of the female musical group Momoiro Clover Z.
Takaoki Sasaki was a Japanese biochemist and oncologist known for demonstrating the induction of liver cancer in rats by Ortho-Aminoazotoluene with his pupil Tomizo Yoshida. In addition, he was also known as a master of fencing in Japan. He received the Imperial Prize of the Japan Academy twice.
Kana Kurashina is a Japanese actress who is represented by the talent agency Sony Music Artists.
A by-election for the Hokkaido-5th seat in the Japanese House of Representatives was held on 24 April 2016, coinciding with another by-election in Kyoto. The by-election was triggered by the death of the sitting member, former Speaker of the House and Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura from cerebral infarction in Osaka on 1 June 2015. Machimura, a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, was a long-serving representative for the district, holding the seat almost continuously between 1996 and 2015. The seat has been considered safe for the LDP, with Machimura retaining it on a 14.1% margin in the 2014 general election.
Yūki Sasaki is a Japanese professional shogi player, ranked 7-dan.
Yūko Nakagawa is a Japanese politician in the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP). She represented Hokkaido in the House of Representatives from 2012 to 2017. Her husband, Shōichi Nakagawa, was also a politician, serving as Minister of Finance of Japan in 2008 and 2009. Nakagawa was born in Niigata Prefecture and graduated from University of the Sacred Heart in 1981. She worked at Mitsubishi for a year until her marriage to Shōichi, and moved to Hokkaido shortly afterward.
Daichi Sasaki is a Japanese professional shogi player ranked 5-dan.
Sho Sasaki is a Japanese badminton player from Tonami Transportation badminton team. He competed at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics. He also competed in four Asian Games from 2002 to 2014.
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Mayuko Toyota is a Japanese politician and former bureaucrat at the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. She served two terms in the House of Representatives. She was a member of the Liberal Democratic Party until August 2017, when she left after being accused of assault by her secretary. Since then she has been politically independent.
A gubernatorial election was held on 7 April 2019 to elect the Governor of Hokkaido Prefecture.
Rōki Sasaki, nicknamed "The Monster of the Reiwa" because of his 101 mph fastball in high school, is a Japanese professional baseball pitcher for the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB).
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