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Minister of the Environment

photo:Yoshiaki HARADA

Yoshiaki HARADA

Minister of the Environment, Japan

Date of Birth:
October 1, 1944
Place of Birth:
Fukuoka, Japan
Political Party:
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Constituency:
Fukuoka 5, Elected eight times

Education

1968
Graduated from the University of Tokyo
 Attorney of law

Career

1968
Joined Nippon Steel Corporation (Yawata Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.)
1970
Joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry
1990
Elected to the House of Representative (HOR) for the first time (39th Election)
1996
Elected to the HOR (41st Election)
1997
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Health and Welfare
2000
Elected to the HOR (42nd Election)
Deputy Chairperson, General Council, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
2003
State Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Elected to the HOR (43rd Election)
2005
Chairman, Committee on Foreign Affairs, HOR
Elected to the HOR (44th Election)
2006
Senior Director, Committee on Rules and Administration, HOR
2007
Chairman, Committee on Financial Affairs, HOR
Chairperson, Federation of Fukuoka Prefecture Liberal Democratic Party Branches
2008
Chief Deputy Secretary-General, LDP
2012
Elected to the HOR (46th Election)
2013
Senior Director, Committee on Foreign Affairs, HOR
Chairperson, Research Commission on Market Competitiveness Policy, LDP
Chairperson, Committee on Analysis of International Information, LDP
2014
Elected to the HOR (47th Election)
Executive Director, Committee on Financial Affairs, HOR
Chairperson, Personal Committee, LDP
Chairperson, Research Commission on Market Competitiveness Policy, LDP
Chairperson, Headquarters for Regional Diplomatic and Economic Partnership, LDP
Chairperson, Committee on Analysis of International Information, LDP
Senior Director, Special Committee on North Korea Abductions and Other Issues, HOR
2016
Chairman, Special Committee on Consumer Affairs, HOR
2017
Elected to the HOR (48th Election)

Hobby

Sixth dan of Judo, Third dan of Go, Fifth dan of Shogi
Blog, Visiting museums, Japanese history, Golf, Karaoke, Debate

Family

Wife, three daughters
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