|Minister of Justice|
16 April 2001 – 19 November 2003
|Prime Minister||Junichiro Koizumi|
|Preceded by||Masahiko Kōmura|
|Succeeded by||Daizō Nozawa|
|Minister of Education|
12 December 1992 – 9 August 1993
|Prime Minister||Kiichi Miyazawa|
|Preceded by||Kunio Hatoyama|
|Succeeded by||Ryoko Akamatsu|
|Chief Cabinet Secretary|
25 August 1989 – 28 September 1990
|Prime Minister||Toshiki Kaifu|
|Preceded by||Tokuo Yamashita|
|Succeeded by||Misoji Sakamoto|
|Head of the Environmental Agency|
10 August 1989 – 25 August 1989
|Prime Minister||Toshiki Kaifu|
|Preceded by||Tatsuo Yamazaki|
|Succeeded by||Setsu Shiga|
|Born||7 November 1927|
|Political party||Liberal Democratic Party|
|Alma mater||Tsuda College|
University of Tokyo
Early life and education
Moriyama worked at the Ministry of Labor from 1950 to 1980. She was elected to the first of her three terms in the House of Councillors in 1980 and then to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1996. She headed the environment agency until 26 August 1989 when she was appointed chief cabinet secretary in the cabinet of Toshiki Kaifu. Moriyama replaced Tokuo Yamashita and became the first Japanese woman appointed to this post. She was dismissed after six months of tenure on 6 January 1990. Misoji Sakamoto succeeded her as chief cabinet secretary.
She was appointed Minister of Education to the cabinet of Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa on 12 November 1992. She was also Japan's first female education minister. She remained in office until 1993. She also served as Minister of Justice from 26 April 2001 to 19 November 2003 in the first cabinet of Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi.
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| Head of the Environmental Agency
| Chief Cabinet Secretary
| Minister of Education
| Minister of Justice
|House of Councillors|
| Chair, Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Councillors of Japan
| Principal of Hakuoh University
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