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Minister of the Environment

photo:Koichi YAMAMOTO

Koichi YAMAMOTO

Minister of the Environment, Japan

Date of Birth:
Sep 4, 1947
Place of Birth:
Ehime, Japan
Constituency:
Ehime 4, Elected eight times

Education

1970
Graduated from Keio University (Bachelor of Economics)

Career

1970
Joined Kansai Kisen Co., Ltd.
1973
Joined Seiun Kisen Co., Ltd. (1981 Chief Executive Officer)
1991
Elected to the Ehime Prefectural Assembly for the first time
1993
Elected to the House of Representative (HOR) for the first time (40th Election)
1996
Elected to the HOR (41st Election)
1997
Parliamentary Secretary for Environment (Hashimoto Cabinet)
1999
Director, Environment Division, Liberal Democratic Party(LDP)
2000
Elected to the HOR (42nd Election)
2001
Deputy Chairman, Diet Affairs Committee, LDP
2002
Deputy Chairman, Policy Research Council, LDP
2003
Elected to the HOR (43rd Election)
Chairman of Committee on Cabinet, HOR
2004
State Minister of Internal Affairs and Communication (Koizumi Cabinet)
Chairman, Federation of Ehime Prefecture Liberal Democratic Party Branches
2005
Elected to the HOR (44th Election)
Deputy Secretary-General, LDP
2006
Chief Director of Committee on Environment, HOR
Chief Director of Committee on Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, HOR
2008
Chief Director of Committee on Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, HOR
Chairman, Committee on Mountain Villages Promotion, LDP
Chairman, Comprehensive Research Commission on the Fisheries, LDP
Deputy Chairman, General Council, LDP
2009
Elected to the HOR (45th Election)
Chairman of the Special Committee on Okinawa and Northern Problems, HOR
2010
Chief Director, Committee on Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, LDP
Director, Land, Infrastructure and Transport Division, LDP
Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Shadow Cabinet, LDP
2012
Elected to the HOR (46th Election)
Chairman, Research Commission on Environment and Global Warming
Countermeasures, LDP
Chairman, Federation of Ehime Prefecture Liberal Democratic Party Branches
2013
Chairman of the Committee on Fundamental National Policies, HOR
Chairman, Subcommittee on Fisheries Basic Policy, LDP
2014
Elected to the HOR (47th Election)
Chairman, Political Ethics Hearing Committee, LDP
2015
Member of the National Land Council
2016
Chairman of the Deliberative Council on Political Ethics, HOR
Minister of the Environment (Abe Cabinet)
Minister of state for Nuclear Emergency Preparedness

Hobbies

Reading historical novels, Golf

Family

Wife, a son, four daughters, six grandchildren
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