Minister of the Environment

photo:NISHIMURA Akihiro

NISHIMURA Akihiro

Minister of the Environment, Japan
Minister of State for Nuclear Emergency Preparedness, Japan

Date of Birth:
July 16, 1960
Place of Birth:
Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Affiliation:
Liberal Democratic Party of Japan (LDP)
Member of the House of Representatives:
Elected six times, Miyagi District 3

Education

1984:
Graduated from Department of Political Science, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
1988:
Completed Graduate School of Political Science, Waseda University

Professional Career

1996:
Private Secretary of the Minister of Finance
2003:
First Election as Member of the House of Representatives and consequently reelected five times.
2007:
Parliamentary Vice-President of Cabinet Office (Second Period)
2012:
Director, Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Division, LDP
2014:
State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and State Minister of Reconstruction, and State Minister of Cabinet Office (Second Period)
Chair of General Transport Policy Special Mission Committee, LDP
2017:
Chair of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Committee of the House of Representatives
2018:
Director, Economy, Trade and Industry Division, LDP
2019:
Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary
2020:
Deputy Chairperson and Chief Secretary, Policy Research Council, LDP
Deputy Chairperson, Election Strategy Committee, LDP
Chief Secretary, Headquarters for the Promotion of Realization of Carbon Neutrality by 2050, LDP
2021:
Chief Deputy Secretary-General, LDP
Secretary-General, Research Commission on Total Energy Strategy, LDP
Secretary-General, Headquarters for Creating Bright Future Society for Children and Young People, LDP
2022:
Minister of the Environment
Minister of State for Nuclear Emergency Preparedness
(Reshuffled Second Kishida Cabinet)
Hobbies
Kendo, Mountain Climbing
Personal motto:
Sincerity, Harmony and Respect