Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

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The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (文部科学大臣 Monbu-kagaku Daijin?) is the member of the Cabinet of Japan in charge of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The post has been held by Hakubun Shimomura since 26 December 2012.

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2001-)[edit]

# Name Took office Left office Cabinet
21st century
1 Nobutaka Machimura January 6, 2001 April 26, 2001 Yoshiro Mori
2 Atsuko Tōyama April 26, 2001 September 22, 2003 Junichiro Koizumi
3 Takeo Kawamura September 22, 2003 September 27, 2004 Junichiro Koizumi
4 Nariaki Nakayama September 27, 2004 October 31, 2005 Junichiro Koizumi
5 Kenji Kosaka October 31, 2005 September 26, 2006 Junichiro Koizumi
6 Bunmei Ibuki September 26, 2006 September 26, 2007 Shinzo Abe
7 Kisaburo Tokai September 26, 2007 August 2, 2008 Yasuo Fukuda
8 Tsuneo Suzuki August 2, 2008 September 24, 2008 Yasuo Fukuda
9 Ryū Shionoya September 24, 2008 September 16, 2009 Taro Aso
10 Tatsuo Kawabata September 16, 2009 September 21, 2010 Yukio Hatoyama
11 Yoshiaki Takaki September 21, 2010 September 2, 2011 Naoto Kan
12 Masaharu Nakagawa September 2, 2011 October 1, 2012 Yoshihiko Noda
13 Makiko Tanaka October 1, 2012 December 26, 2012
14 Hakubun Shimomura December 26, 2012 Incumbent Shinzo Abe