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Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment

photo:Natsumi HIGA

Natsumi HIGA

Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment, Japan

Date of Birth:
October 3, 1958
Place of Birth:
Okinawa, Japan
Constituency:
Proportional Representation of Kyushu Block Elected twice

Education

1986
Graduated from Fukuoka Dental College (Bachelor of Dentistry)

Career

1986
Worked at Kumejima Gushikawa Dental Clinic
1988
Opened Natsumi Dental Clinic
2008
Member , Gender Equality, Japan Dental Association
2009
Vice-Chairman Okinawa Dental Association
2011
Chairman, Liberal Democratic Party(LDP) Okinawa Prefecture House of Representatives 3rd Electoral District Branch
2012
Advisor, Okinawa Dental Federation
Elected to the House of Representative (HOR) for the first time (46th Election)
Member of the Committee on Health, Labor and Welfare, HOR
Director of the Special Committee on Okinawa and Northern Problems, HOR
Member of the Special Committee on Consumer Affairs, HOR
Deputy Director, Women's Affairs Division, LDP
2014
Elected to the HOR (47th Election)
Member of the Committee on Health, Labor and Welfare Division, HOR
Director of the Special Committee on Okinawa and Northern Problems, HOR
Member of the Special Committee on Consumer Affairs, HOR
Deputy Director, Women's Affairs Division, LDP
2015
Chairman, Committee on Organizations Involved with Health and Welfare, LDP
Acting Director, Health, Labor and Welfare Division, LDP
Deputy Director, Foreign Affairs Division, LDP
2016
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment (Abe Cabinet)

Hobbies

Appointed as Chevaliers du Tastevin, France
Appointed as Chevaliers du Taste-Fromage de France, France
Appointed as International Judge at Japan Wine Challenge
KIKISAKE-SHI of Japanese Sake

photo:Tatsunori IBAYASHI

Tatsunori IBAYASHI

Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment, Japan

Date of Birth:
July 18, 1976
Place of Birth:
Tokyo, Japan
Constituency:
Shizuoka 2, Elected twice (Member of the House of Representatives)

Education

2000
Graduated from Kyoto University (Faculty of Engineering, Environmental Engineering)
2002
Graduated from Kyoto University (Graduate School of Engineering)

Career

2002
Joined Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT)
Served at Minister's Secretariat and Road Bureau
2008
Director, Second Research Division, Numazu Office of River and National Highway, MLIT
2010
Director, Regional Road Division, Chubu Regional Development Bureau, MLIT
Left MLIT
Chairman, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shizuoka Prefecture House of Representatives 2nd Electoral District Branch
2012
Elected to the House of Representative (HOR) for the first time (46th Election)
2013
Member of the Committee on Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, HOR
Member of the Committee on Environment, HOR
Member of the Special Committee on Disasters, HOR
2014
Elected to HOR (47th Election)
2015
Member of the Committee on Financial Affairs, HOR
Member of the Committee on Environment, HOR
Member of the Special Committee on Promotion of Science and Technology, and Innovation, HOR
2016
Member of the Committee on Internal Affairs and Communications, HOR
Deputy Director-General, International Bureau, LDP
Deputy Director-General, Youth Bureau / Deputy Director, International Department, LDP
Deputy Director, Environment Division, LDP
Deputy Director, Fisheries Division, LDP
Deputy Director, Land, Infrastructure and Transport Division, LDP
Part-time Lecturer, Kyoto University (Faculty of Engineering)
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment (Abe Cabinet)
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office (Nuclear Emergency Preparedness) (Abe Cabinet)

Hobbies

Baseball, Swimming

Family

Wife, Two Daughters
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