Minister of the Environment (Japan)

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–)

  Liberal Democratic
  New Komeito/Komeito
  Democratic

Minister Term of office Prime Minister
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
1 Yoriko Kawaguchi January 6, 2001 February 8, 2002 398 Yoshirō Mori
Junichiro Koizumi
2 Hiroshi Ōki February 8, 2002 September 30, 2002 234
3 Shunichi Suzuki September 30, 2002 September 22, 2003 357
4 Yuriko Koike September 22, 2003 September 26, 2006 1100
5 Masatoshi Wakabayashi September 26, 2006 August 27, 2007 335 Shinzō Abe
6 Ichirō Kamoshita August 27, 2007 August 2, 2008 341
Yasuo Fukuda
7 Tetsuo Saito August 2, 2008 September 16, 2009 410
Taro Aso
8 Sakihito Ozawa September 16, 2009 September 21, 2010 370 Yukio Hatoyama
Naoto Kan
9 Ryu Matsumoto September 21, 2010 September 2, 2011 346
10 Goshi Hosono September 2, 2011 October 1, 2012 395 Yoshihiko Noda
11 Hiroyuki Nagahama October 1, 2012 December 26, 2012 86
12 Nobuteru Ishihara December 26, 2012 September 3, 2014 616 Shinzō Abe
13 Yoshio Mochizuki September 3, 2014 October 7, 2015 399
14 Tamayo Marukawa October 7, 2015 August 3, 2016 301
15 Koichi Yamamoto August 3, 2016 August 3, 2017 365
16 Masaharu Nakagawa August 3, 2017 October 2, 2018 425
17 Yoshiaki Harada October 2, 2018 September 11, 2019 344
18 Shinjirō Koizumi September 11, 2019 Incumbent 97
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