Shun'ichi Suzuki (politician)
Shun'ichi Suzuki in 2013
|Minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games|
3 August 2017 – 2 October 2018
10 April 2019 – 11 September 2019
|Prime Minister||Shinzō Abe|
|Preceded by||Tamayo Marukawa|
|Succeeded by||Yoshitaka Sakurada|
|Minister of the Environment|
30 September 2002 – 22 September 2003
|Prime Minister||Junichiro Koizumi|
|Preceded by||Hiroshi Ohki|
|Succeeded by||Yuriko Koike|
|Born||April 13, 1953|
|Alma mater||Waseda University|
Background and career
A native of Tokyo Metropolis and graduate of Waseda University, Suzuki and his wife belong to political dynasties: former Prime Ministers Zenkō Suzuki and Tarō Asō are respectively his father and his brother-in-law; his wife Chikako is related to Heikichi Ogawa and Prime Minister Kiichi Miyazawa. Suzuki was elected for the first time in 1990. He served as Minister of the Environment from 2002 to 2003 under Jun'ichirō Koizumi.
Suzuki has been appointed as Minisiter in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games twice.
Taro Aso is Suzuki's brother in law.
Suzuki is affiliated to the openly revisionist lobby Nippon Kaigi, and is a member of the following right-wing Diet groups. He gave the following answers to the questionnaire submitted by Mainichi to parliamentarians in 2012:
- in favor of the revision of the Constitution
- in favor of the right of collective self-defense (revision of Article 9)
- against the reform of the National assembly (unicameral instead of bicameral)
- in favor of reactivating nuclear power plants
- against the goal of zero nuclear power by 2030s
- in favor of the relocation of Marine Corps Air Station Futenma (Okinawa)
- in favor of evaluating the purchase of Senkaku Islands by the Government
- in favor of a strong attitude versus China
- against the participation of Japan to the Trans-Pacific Partnership
- against a nuclear-armed Japan
- against the reform of the Imperial Household that would allow women to retain their Imperial status even after marriage
- 時事ドットコム：国会議員 鈴木 俊一（すずき しゅんいち）, 時事通信社.
- Official website, suzukishunichi.jp; accessed 18 June 2015.(in Japanese)
- Nippon Kaigi website
- senkyo.mainichi.jp/46shu/kaihyo_area_meikan.html?mid=A03002001001 Mainichi 2012, senkyo.mainichi.jp; accessed 18 June 2015.(in Japanese)
- 政治家情報 〜鈴木 俊一〜. ザ･選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Archived from the original on 3 December 2007. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
- Suzuki Shunichi profile, jimin.jp; accessed 18 June 2015.
| Minister of the Environment
Shuji Kira, Kazuya Shimba
| State Minister for Foreign Affairs
Served alongside: Masaji Matsuyama
Nobuo Kishi, Norio Mitsuya
| Minister in charge of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
|House of Representatives of Japan|
|New title|| Chair, Lower House Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare
| Chair, Lower House Committee on Foreign Affairs
| Chair, Lower House Special Committee on Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake