Kinji Fukasaku (深作 欣二, Fukasaku Kinji, 3 July 1930 – 12 January 2003) was a Japanese film director and screenwriter.
He is known for directing the Japanese portion of the Hollywood film Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970), yakuza films including the seminal Battles Without Honor and Humanity (1973), samurai period pieces such as Shogun's Samurai (1978), and his controversial final film Battle Royale (2000). He was also known for his trademark shaky camera technique, which he used extensively in many of his films from the early 1970s.
In 1997, he received the Purple Medal of Honor from the Japanese government for his work in film.