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.

Minister of the Environment (2001–)[edit]

  Liberal Democratic
  New Komeito/Komeito
  Democratic

Minister Term of office Prime Minister
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
1 Yoriko Kawaguchi cropped.jpg Yoriko Kawaguchi January 6, 2001 February 8, 2002 398 Yoshirō Mori
Junichiro Koizumi
2 Goshichi no kiri.svg Hiroshi Ōki February 8, 2002 September 30, 2002 234
3 Shunichi Suzuki cropped 2 Shunichi Suzuki and Yukiya Amano 20130701.jpg Shunichi Suzuki September 30, 2002 September 22, 2003 357
4 Yuriko Koike - World Economic Forum on the Middle East 2008.jpg Yuriko Koike September 22, 2003 September 26, 2006 1100
5 Masatoshi Wakabayashi 200708.jpg Masatoshi Wakabayashi September 26, 2006 August 27, 2007 335 Shinzō Abe
6 Ichiro Kamoshita 200708.jpg Ichirō Kamoshita August 27, 2007 August 2, 2008 341
Yasuo Fukuda
7 Tetsuo Saitō.jpg Tetsuo Saito August 2, 2008 September 16, 2009 410
Taro Aso
8 Sakihito Ozawa cropped 1 Members of the Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment Edward Davey and Tim Hitchens 20130530.jpg Sakihito Ozawa September 16, 2009 September 21, 2010 370 Yukio Hatoyama
Naoto Kan
9 Ryū Matsumoto.jpg Ryu Matsumoto September 21, 2010 September 2, 2011 346
10 Goshi Hosono cropped 3 Goshi Hosono Juan Carlos Lentijo and Tero Varjoranta 20111014.jpg Goshi Hosono September 2, 2011 October 1, 2012 395 Yoshihiko Noda
11 Hiroyuki Nagahama.jpg Hiroyuki Nagahama October 1, 2012 December 26, 2012 86
12 Ishihara Nobuteru - Wakaba Station - 20100703.JPG Nobuteru Ishihara December 26, 2012 September 3, 2014 616 Shinzō Abe
13 Yoshio Mochizuki.jpg Yoshio Mochizuki September 3, 2014 October 7, 2015 399
14 Marukawatamayo.png Tamayo Marukawa October 7, 2015 August 3, 2016 301
15 Kōichi Yamamoto.jpg Koichi Yamamoto August 3, 2016 August 3, 2017 365
16 Nakagawa masaharu.jpg Masaharu Nakagawa August 3, 2017 October 2, 2018 425
17 Yoshiaki Harada.jpg Yoshiaki Harada October 2, 2018 September 11, 2019 344
18 Shinjiro Koizumi.jpg Shinjirō Koizumi September 11, 2019 Incumbent 1