Minister of the Environment (Japan)

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The Minister of the Environment (環境大臣 Kankyō Daijin?) is the member of the Cabinet of Japan in charge of the Ministry of the Environment. The post has been held by Goshi Hosono since 2 September 2011.

Minister of the Environment (2001-)[edit]

# Image Name Took office Left office Cabinet
21st century
1 Yoriko Kawaguchi cropped.jpg Yoriko Kawaguchi January 6, 2001 February 8, 2002 Yoshirō Mori
Junichiro Koizumi
2 Hiroshi Ōki February 8, 2002 September 30, 2002 Junichiro Koizumi
3 Shunichi Suzuki September 30, 2002 September 22, 2003 Junichiro Koizumi
4 Yuriko Koike - World Economic Forum on the Middle East 2008.jpg Yuriko Koike September 22, 2003 September 26, 2006 Junichiro Koizumi
5 Masatoshi Wakabayashi September 26, 2006 August 27, 2007 Shinzō Abe
6 Ichirō Kamoshita August 27, 2007 August 2, 2008 Shinzō Abe
Yasuo Fukuda
7 Tetsuo Saito August 2, 2008 September 16, 2009 Yasuo Fukuda
Taro Aso
8 Sakihito Ozawa September 16, 2009 September 21, 2010 Yukio Hatoyama
Naoto Kan
9 Ryu Matsumoto September 21, 2010 September 2, 2011 Naoto Kan
10 Goshi Hosono September 2, 2011 October 1, 2012 Yoshihiko Noda
11 Hiroyuki Nagahama October 1, 2012 present