Nobuteru Ishihara

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Noboteru Ishihara
石原 伸晃
Ishihara Nobuteru - Wakaba Station - 20100703.JPG
Nobuteru Ishihara speaking in Saitama Prefecture (2010)
Minister of Environment
In office
December 26, 2012 – September 3, 2014
Prime Minister Shinzō Abe
Preceded by Hiroyuki Nagahama
Succeeded by Yoshio Mochizuki
Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy
Assumed office
January 28, 2016
Preceded by Akira Amari
Personal details
Born (1957-04-19) 19 April 1957 (age 59)
Zushi, Kanagawa, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Alma mater Keio University

Nobuteru Ishihara (石原 伸晃 Ishihara Nobuteru?, born April 19, 1957) is a Japanese politician and since 2010, has been the Secretary General of the Liberal Democratic Party

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.[1]

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.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Aso elected LDP head", The Yomiuri Shimbun, 22 September 2008.
  2. ^ "都知事選「勝てる候補」は? 自民、7氏選び世論調査". 日本経済新聞. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 24 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "東国原氏、舛添氏が人気 自民調査". 日刊スポーツ. 25 December 2013. Retrieved 25 December 2013. 23日まで有権者の意向を探る世論調査を行った結果、国会議員に対する支持は低く、党内に擁立論がある舛添要一元厚労相(65)や、党が出馬を警戒する東国原英夫前衆院議員(56)が、一定の支持を集めたことが分かった。 
Political offices
Preceded by
Chikage Oogi
Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport of Japan
Succeeded by
Kazuo Kitagawa
Preceded by
Ryutaro Hashimoto
Minister of State for Regulatory Reform
Succeeded by
Kazuyoshi Kaneko
Party political offices
Preceded by
Tadamori Ōshima
Secretary-General of the Liberal Democratic Party
Preceded by
Shoichi Nakagawa
Policy Affairs Research Council Chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party
Succeeded by
Sadakazu Tanigaki
House of Representatives of Japan
New district Representative for Tokyo 8th district
Preceded by
Shigeru Kasuya
Ichirō Takahashi
Zenmei Matsumoto
Mitsu Kaneko
Naohiko Ōkubo
Representative for Tokyo 4th district (multi-member)
Served alongside: Hiroshi Yamada, Zenmei Matsumoto, Shigeru Kasuya, Ichirō Takahashi, Tamako Toguchi, Masato Okita
District eliminated