List of female cabinet ministers of Japan

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The Japan Cabinet has had 25 female officers.

     denotes the first female minister of that particular department.

Minister Position Year Appointed Administration
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications
Yuriko Koike Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs 2004
Sanae Takaichi Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs 2006
Minister of Justice
Ritsuko Nagao Minister of Justice 1996
Mayumi Moriyama Minister of Justice 2001
Chieko Nono Minister of Justice 2004
Keiko Chiba Minister of Justice 2009
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Makiko Tanaka Minister of Foreign Affairs 2001
Yoriko Kawaguchi Minister of Foreign Affairs 2002
Minister of Finance
No Female Minister
Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Tsuruyo Kondo Minister of State for Science and Technology 1962
Chikage Ogi Minister of State for Science and Technology 1981
Akiko Santo Minister of State for Science and Technology 1990
Mayumi Moriyama Minister of Education, Science, Sport and Culture 1992
Ryoko Aakamatsu Minister of Education 1993
Makiko Tanaka Minister of State for Science and Technology 1994
Seiko Noda Minister of Post and Telecommunication 1996
Atsuko Toyama Minister of State for Science and Technology 2001
Seiko Noda Minister of State for Science and Technology 2008
Makiko Tanaka Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology 2012
Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare
Masa Nakayama Minister of Health and Social Welfare 1960
Yoko Komiyama Minister of Health and Social Welfare 2011
Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
No Female Minister
Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry
No Female Minister
Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
Chikage Ogi Minister of Construction 2000
Chikage Ogi Minister of State for the National Land 2000
Chikage Ogi Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport 2000
Minister of Environment
Shige Ishimoto Minister of State for Environment 1984
Michiko Ishii Minister of State for Environment 1988
Mayumi Moriyama Minister of State for Environment 1989
Wakako Hironaka Minister of State for Environment 1993
Toshiko Hamayotsu Minister of Environment 1994
Kayoko Shimizu Minister of Environment 1999
Yoriko Kawaguchi Minister of State for Environment 2000
Yoriko Kawaguchi Minister of Environment 2001
Yuriko Koike Minister of Environment 2003
Minister of Defense
Yuriko Koike Minister of Defense 2007
Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission
Tomiko Okazaki Chairman of the National Public Safety Commission 2010
Minister of State
Sanae Takaichi Minister of State for Food Safety 2006
Seiko Noda Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety 2008
Mizuho Fukushima Minister of State for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety 2009
Sumiko Takahara Minister of State for Economic Planning 1989
Mashiko Komura Minister of State for Economic Planning 1994
Sanae Takaichi Minister of State for Innovation 2006
Sanae Takaichi Minister of State for Science and Technology Policy 2006
Hiroko Ota Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy 2006
Renho Murata Minister of State of Administrative Reform 2010
Renho Murata Minister of State of Administrative Reform 2012
Tomomi Inada Minister of State of Administrative Reform 2012
Chieko Nono Minister of State for Measures for the Declining Birthrate 2004
Sanae Takaichi Minister of State for Measures for the Declining Birthrate and Social Affairs 2006
Yoko Kamikawa Minister of State for Measures for the Declining Birthrate and Social Affairs 2007
Masako Mori Minister of State for Measures for the Declining Birthrate 2012
Yuko Obuchi Minister of State for Social Affairs and Gender Equality 2008
Mizuho Fukushima Minister of State for Social Affairs and Gender Equality 2009
Masako Mori Minister of State for Gender Equality 2012

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