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Minister of the Environment

photo:Yoshio Mochizuki

Yoshio MOCHIZUKI

Minister of the Environment, Japan

Date of Birth:
May 2, 1947
Place of Birth:
Shizuoka, Japan
Political Party:
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Member of the House of Representatives

Education

1970
Graduated from Chuo University (Bachelor of Law)

Career

1975
Elected to the Member of Shizuoka City Council for the first time (served for 4 terms)
1991
Elected to the Member of Shizuoka Prefectural Assembly (served for 2 terms)
1995
Chairman of the Committee on Construction of the Prefectural Assembly
1996
Elected to the House of Representatives for the first time (41th Election)
1997
Joined the Liberal Democratic Party
2000
Elected to the House of Representatives (42th Election)
2001
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs (Until April,2001)
2002
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment (Until September,2003)
2003
Elected to the House of Representatives (43th Election)
2005
Elected to the House of Representatives (44th Election)
2006
State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (Until August,2007)
2007
Deputy Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party (Until August,2008)
2008
Chairman of the Committee on Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (HR)
2011
Elected to the House of Representatives (45th Election)
Director of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Division (LDP)
2012
Elected to the House of Representatives (46th Election)
General manager of Administrative Reform Promotion Office(LDP)
2013
Chairman of the Federation of Diet Members for Port and harbor
2014
Minister of the Environment
Minister of state for Nuclear Emergency Preparedness
Elected to the House of Representatives (47th Election)

Hobbies

Reading and Swimming
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