|Minister of Finance of Japan|
8 December 1978 – 8 November 1979
|Prime Minister||Masayoshi Ohira|
|Preceded by||Tatsuo Murayama|
|Born||12 February 1913|
Takayama, Gifu, Japan
|Died||28 March 1989 76) (aged|
|Political party||Liberal Democratic Party|
Kaneko was a member of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and part of the Ikeda faction led by Hayato Ikeda. Kaneko was the chairman of the LDP's tax system research council. He ran for Diet seat in the 1960 general election as a member of the Ikeda faction.
He was appointed minister of finance in the Masayoshi Ohira’s cabinet on 8 December 1978, replacing Tatsuo Murayama in the post. Kaneko was in office until 8 November 1979. Then he served as the director of the Economic Planning Agency (EPA) in the mid-1980s.
Kaneko's eldest son Kazuyoshi Kaneko is also a politician and held different cabinet portfolios, including transport minister.
- "Japanese Ministries". Rulers. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- J. Robert Brown Jr. (1999). The Ministry of Finance: Bureaucratic Practices and the Transformation of the Japanese Economy. Westport, CT: Quorum Books. Retrieved 4 September 2013. – via Questia (subscription required)
- Junko Kato (1994). The Problem of Bureaucratic Rationality: Tax Politics in Japan. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. p. 262. – via Questia (subscription required)
- "Fiscal Policy before the First Oil Crisis" (PDF). Ministry of Finance. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Leaders of Japan". Zarate. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Japan Report". FBIS. 11 February 1985. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- Edward J. Lincoln (1988). Japan, Facing Economic Maturity. Brookings Institution Press. p. 123. ISBN 0-8157-1638-9. Retrieved 16 January 2014.
- Hussain Khan (3 October 2003). "Japan: Reality starts to set in". Asia Times. Tokyo. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
- "Cabinet Profiles". The Japan Times. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
|House of Representatives of Japan|
| Chair, Finance Committee of the House of Representatives of Japan
| Minister of Finance
| Head of the Economic Planning Agency