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Minister of the Environment

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YAMAGUCHI Michael Tsuyoshi

Minister of the Environment, Japan

Date of Birth:
October 3, 1954
Place of Birth:
Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Affiliation:
Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
Member of the House of Representatives:
Elected seven times, Hyogo District 12

Education

1979:
Undergraduate Degree, the University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law
1982:
Master's Degree, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
1989:
Doctoral Degree, Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)

Career

1979:
Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Economic Affairs Bureau)
1987:
Chief Secretary, Security Policy Division, Intelligence Coordination Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1989:
First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the People's Republic of China
1991:
First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Pakistan
1993:
First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in the United Kingdom
1995:
Director, International Science Cooperation Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
2000:
First Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12
(42nd General Election)
2005:
Second Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12
(44th General Election)
2009:
Third Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12
(45th General Election)
2011:
State Minister of Cabinet Office in charge of National Policy (Second Kan Cabinet)
State Minister for Foreign Affairs (First Noda Cabinet, Second Reshuffled Noda Cabinet)
2012:
Fourth Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12
(46th General Election)
2014:
Fifth Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12
(47th General Election)
2016:
Chairperson, Committee on Security, House of Representatives
2017:
Sixth Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12
(48th General Election)
2018:
Chairperson, Special Committee on North Korean Abductions, House of Representatives
Deputy Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
2020:
Chief Deputy Secretary-General, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
2021:
Minister of the Environment (First Kishida Cabinet)
Seventh Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Hyogo District 12
(49th General Election)

Hobbies:

Tennis, Skiing, Listening to music

Personal motto:

Pave the way to make the impossible possible.
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