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]

# 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 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 Yukio Hatoyama
Naoto Kan
9 Ryu Matsumoto September 21, 2010 September 2, 2011 Naoto Kan
10

Goshi Hosono cropped 3 Goshi Hosono Juan Carlos Lentijo and Tero Varjoranta 20111014.jpg

Goshi Hosono September 2, 2011 October 1, 2012 Yoshihiko Noda
11 Hiroyuki Nagahama October 1, 2012 December 26, 2012
12

Ishihara Nobuteru - Wakaba Station - 20100703.JPG

Nobuteru Ishihara December 26, 2012 September 3, 2014 Shinzō Abe
13 Yoshio Mochizuki September 3, 2014 October 7, 2015 Shinzō Abe
14 Marukawatamayo.png Tamayo Marukawa October 7, 2015 August 3, 2016 Shinzō Abe
15 Koichi Yamamoto August 3, 2016 Incumbent Shinzō Abe