Akiyuki Nosaka (野坂 昭如 Nosaka Akiyuki, October 10, 1930 - ) is a Japanese novelist, singer, lyricist, and former member of the House of Councillors. As a broadcasting writer he uses the name Yukio Aki and his alias as a chanson singer is Claude Nosaka. Nosaka was born in 1930 in Kamakura, Kanagawa, the son of Sukeyuki Nosaka, who was a sub-governor of Niigata. Together with his sisters he grew up as an adopted child of Harimaya in Nada, Kobe, Hyōgo. One of his sisters died as the result of a sickness, and his adoptive father died during the firebombing of Kobe in 1945.