|Nobuteru Ishihara speaking in Saitama Prefecture (2010)|
|Minister of Environment|
19 April 1957 |
Zuchi, Kanagawa, Japan
|Political party||Liberal Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Keio University|
He was born in Zushi, Kanagawa, the son of author and former Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara. He attended Keio Gijuku High School and graduated from the literature faculty of Keio University in 1981. After university, he worked as a political reporter for Nippon Television, covering the Finance and Foreign Ministries and the Prime Minister.
In 1990 he was elected to the House of Representatives as representative for the Fourth District of Tokyo under the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) ticket. He was appointed Parliamentary Vice-Minister of International Trade and Industry in 1996. Under Junichiro Koizumi's first Cabinet in 2001, he became Minister of State for Administrative and Regulatory Reform. He served as Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport from 2003 to 2004, and is currently chairman of the Highways Committee of the LDP Policy Affairs Research Council.
Following Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda's resignation, Ishihara stood as a candidate for the LDP presidency. In the leadership election, held on September 22, 2008, Taro Aso won with 351 of the 527 votes; Ishihara placed fourth with 37 votes.
Ishihara was named as a potential LDP candidate for the 2014 gubernatorial election in Tokyo, but along with fellow LDP legislators Yuriko Koike, Tamayo Marukawa and Satsuki Katayama, performed poorly in a December 2013 poll against Yoichi Masuzoe and Hideo Higashikokubaru.
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|Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport of Japan
|Minister of State for Regulatory Reform
|Party political offices|
|Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party
|Policy Affairs Research Council Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party
|House of Representatives of Japan|
|New district||Representative for Tokyo 8th district
|Representative for Tokyo 4th district (multi-member)
Served alongside: Hiroshi Yamada, Zenmei Matsumoto, Shigeru Kasuya, Ichirō Takahashi, Tamako Toguchi, Masato Okita