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Minister of the Environment

photo:Masaharu NAKAGAWA

Masaharu NAKAGAWA

Minister of the Environment, Japan

Date of Birth:
February 22, 1947
Place of Birth:
Tokyo, Japan

Education

1969
Graduated from the University of Tokyo (Bachelor of Law)

Career

1969
Joined Ministry of Finance (MoF)
1974
District Director, Tokuyama Tax Office
1985
Assistant Regional Commissioner, First Large Enterprise Examination Department, Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau
1990
Director for the Education, Science and Technology, and Culture Budget, Budget Bureau, MoF
1991
Director of the Government Debt Division, Financial Bureau, MoF
1993
Director of the Planning and Administration Division, Financial Bureau, MoF
1994
Regional Commissioner, Fukuoka Regional Taxation Bureau
1995
Deputy Commissioner (Large Enterprise Examination and Criminal Investigation), National Tax Agency
1996
Deputy Director-General of the Financial Bureau, MoF
1998
Director-General of the Financial Bureau, MoF
2001
Director General, Environmental Policy Bureau, Ministry of the Environment (MoE)
2002
Administrative Vice-Minister of the Environment, MoE
2004
Elected to the House of Councillors for the first time (Tokyo Metropolis)
2007
Director, Environment Division, LDP
2008
Chairman, Committee on Education, Culture and Science, the House of Councillors (HoC)
2010
Elected to the House of Councillors (2nd time, Tokyo Metropolis)
Chairman, Special Committee on Okinawa and Northern Problems, HoC
2011
Deputy Chairman, Policy Research Council, LDP
2013
Chairman, Special Committee on National Security, HoC
2014
Chairman, Committee on Rules and Administration, HoC
2015
Acting Chairman, General Council, LDP
2016
Elected to the House of Councillors (3rd time, Tokyo Metropolis)
Deputy Chairman, General Assembly of Party Members of HoC
2017
Minister of the Environment (Abe Cabinet)
Minister of State for Nuclear Emergency Preparedness

Hobby

Painting (Oil Painting)

Family

Wife, two sons, three grandchildren
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