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.

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

  Liberal Democratic
  Independent
  Democratic

Minister Term of office Prime Minister
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
1 Machimura Nobutaka 2015.jpg Nobutaka Machimura January 6, 2001 April 26, 2001 110 Yoshiro Mori
2 Goshichi no kiri.svg Atsuko Tōyama April 26, 2001 September 22, 2003 879 Junichiro Koizumi
3 Goshichi no kiri.svg Takeo Kawamura September 22, 2003 September 27, 2004 371
4 Nariaki Nakayama 20090825.JPG Nariaki Nakayama September 27, 2004 October 31, 2005 399
5 Goshichi no kiri.svg Kenji Kosaka October 31, 2005 September 26, 2006 330
6 사본 -8632564647 fb1ba67294 o.jpg Bunmei Ibuki September 26, 2006 September 26, 2007 365 Shinzo Abe
7 Goshichi no kiri.svg Kisaburo Tokai September 26, 2007 August 2, 2008 311 Yasuo Fukuda
8 Goshichi no kiri.svg Tsuneo Suzuki August 2, 2008 September 24, 2008 53
9 Goshichi no kiri.svg Ryū Shionoya September 24, 2008 September 16, 2009 357 Taro Aso
10 Tatsuo Kawabata cropped 2 Tatsuo Kawabata and David Warren 20120606.jpg Tatsuo Kawabata September 16, 2009 September 21, 2010 370 Yukio Hatoyama
Naoto Kan
11 Goshichi no kiri.svg Yoshiaki Takaki September 21, 2010 September 2, 2011 346
12 Masaharu Nakagawa.jpg Masaharu Nakagawa September 2, 2011 October 1, 2012 395 Yoshihiko Noda
13 Makiko Tanaka in Hawaii cropped.jpg Makiko Tanaka October 1, 2012 December 26, 2012 86
14 Hirofumi Shimomura cropped 3 Hirofumi Shimomura and Ernest Moniz 20131031.jpg Hakubun Shimomura December 26, 2012 October 7, 2015 1015 Shinzo Abe
15 Goshichi no kiri.svg Hiroshi Hase October 7, 2015 August 3, 2016 301
16 Goshichi no kiri.svg Hirokazu Matsuno August 3, 2016 Incumbent 418