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State Minister of the Environment

MUTAI Shunsuke

MUTAI Shunsuke

State Minister of the Environment, Japan

Date of Birth:
July 3, 1956
Place of Birth:
Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Affiliation:
Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
Member of the House of Representatives
Elected four times, Hokuriku Shinetsu Proportional Representation

Education

1980:
Undergraduate Degree, The University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law

Career

1980:
Joined the former Ministry of Home Affairs (now Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
1998:
Director-General, Administration Department, Saitama Prefecture
2000:
Counsellor, Committee for the Promotion of Decentralization, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
2001:
Director, Disaster Management Division of the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
2006:
Counsellor, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
2010:
Professor, Department of Local Autonomy, Faculty of Law, Kanagawa University
2012:
First Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Nagano District 2
(46th general election)
2014:
Second Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Nagano District 2
(47th general election)
2016:
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office, and of the Ministry of Reconstruction (Second Reshuffled Third Abe Cabinet)
2017:
Third Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Nagano District 2
(48th general election)
Member, Committee on Environment, House of Representatives
Member, Commission on the Constitution, House of Representatives
2020:
Member, Committee on Rules and Administration, House of Representatives
2021:
State Minister of the Environment (First Kishida Cabinet)
Fourth Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Nagano District 2
(49th General Election)

Hobbies:

Walking around the city, skiing, tennis, Go (board game)

Personal motto:

Treasure every encounter, for it will never recur (Japanese idiom).

OOKA Toshitaka

OOKA Toshitaka

State Minister of the Environment, Japan

Date of Birth:
April 16, 1972
Place of Birth:
Shiga Prefecture, Japan
Affiliation:
Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
Member of the House of Representatives:
Elected four times, Shiga District 1

Education

1995:
Undergraduate Degree, Waseda University, School of Political Science and Economics

Career

1995:
Joined Suzuki Motor Corporation
1999:
First Election as Member of Hamamatsu City Assembly, Shizuoka Prefecture
2005:
Accredited SME (Small and Medium-sized Enterprise) Consultant
2007:
First Election as Member of Shizuoka Prefectural Assembly, Shizuoka Prefecture
2011:
Second Election as Member of Shizuoka Prefectural Assembly, Shizuoka Prefecture
2012:
First Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Shiga District 1
(46th General Election)
2014:
Member, Committee on Cabinet, House of Representatives
Member, Committee on Audit and Oversight of Administration, House of Representatives
Second Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Shiga District 1
(47th General Election)
2015:
Member, Special Committee for Regional Revitalization, House of Representatives
Member, Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare, House of Representatives
Member, Committee on Audit and Oversight of Administration, House of Representatives
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Finance (Third Reshuffled Abe Cabinet)
2016:
Member, Committee on Financial Affairs, House of Representatives
Member, Committee on Cabinet, House of Representatives
Member, Special Committee on Science and Technology, House of Representatives
Deputy Director, Health, Labour and Welfare Division, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
Deputy Director, Economy, Trade and Industry Division, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
2017:
Third Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Shiga District 1
(48th General Election)
2021:
State Minister of the Environment (First Kishida Cabinet)
Fourth Election as Member of the House of Representatives, Shiga District 1
(49th General Election)

Hobbies:

Traveling, Automobiles/Mechanics, Insect hunting

Personal motto:

Fortune comes in at the merry gate

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