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State Minister of the Environment

photo:Minoru KIUCHI

Minoru KIUCHI

State Minister of the Environment, Japan

Date of Birth:
April 19, 1965
Place of Birth:
Shizuoka, Japan
Political Party:
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Constituency:
Shizuoka 7, Elected five times

Education

1989
Graduated from the University of Tokyo (Bachelor of Liberal Arts)

Career

1989
Joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
1990
Assigned to the Embassy of Japan in Germany
1997
German Language Interpretation Official (served as an interpreter for His Majesty the Emperor and Prime Minister)
2003
Elected to the HOR (43rd Election)
2004
Manager, Headquarters for Party and Political System Reform Implementation, LDP
2005
Member, Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, HOR
Member, Committee on Environment, HOR
Member, Special Committee on Postal Privatization, HOR
2006
Visiting professor at Takushoku University
2009
Elected to the HOR (45th Election)
Member, Committee on Judicial Affairs, HOR
Member, Committee on Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, HOR
2012
Elected to the HOR (46th Election)
Parliamentary Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs
2013
Director, Foreign Affairs Division, LDP
Director, Committee on Foreign Affairs, HOR
Director, Special Committee on National Security, HOR
2014
State Minister for Foreign Affairs
Elected to the HOR (47th Election)
2016
Chairman, Special Committee on North Korean Abductions and Other Issues, HOR
2017
Director, Economy, Trade and Industry Division, LDP
Director-General, Information Research Bureau, LDP
Elected to the HOR (48th Election)
2018
Member, Committee on Judicial Affairs, HOR
Director, Committee on Economy, Trade and Industry, HOR

Hobby

Collecting SP records, Football

Family

Wife, two sons
photo:Tsukasa AKIMOTO

Tsukasa AKIMOTO

State Minister of the Environment, Japan

Date of Birth:
October 23, 1971
Place of Birth:
Tokyo, Japan
Political Party:
Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Constituency:
Tokyo 15, Elected four times

Education

1996
Graduated from Daito Bunka University (Bachelor of Economics)

Career

1993
Secretary intern for the member of the House of Representatives (HOR)
2004
Elected to the House of Councillors (HOC) for the first time (20th Election)
2007
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, the first Abe Cabinet
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense, the Fukuda Cabinet
2008
Director, Committee on Rules and Administration, HOC
2012
Elected to the HOR for the first time (46th Election)
Deputy Chairperson, Diet Affairs Committee, LDP
2013
Deputy Chairperson, General Council, LDP
Chairperson, Committee on Organizations Involved with Commerce, Industry and Medium and Small Sized Enterprises, LDP
Acting Director, Economy, Trade and Industry Division, LDP
Deputy Chairperson, Research Committee for Promotion of Healthy Development of Youth, LDP
Director, Committee on Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, HOR
2014
Director, Cabinet Division, LDP
Director, Committee on Cabinet, HOR
Director, Special Committee on Okinawa and Northern Problems, HOR
Elected to the HOR (47th Election)
2015
Director, Land, Infrastructure and Transport Division, LDP
2016
Chairperson, Committee on Cabinet, HOR
2017
State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, State Minister of Cabinet Office, and State Minister for Reconstruction
Elected to the HOR (48th Election)
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