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Abe Cabinet (Formed December 26, 2012)

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER; STATE MINISTER, NUCLEAR ACCIDENT PREVENTION

Nobuteru Ishihara

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER; STATE MINISTER, NUCLEAR ACCIDENT PREVENTION Nobuteru Ishihara

Date of birth: April 19, 1957

Party: LDP

Electoral district: Lower House; Tokyo No. 8 (eighth term)

Ishihara, the eldest son of former Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara, has held key positions in the LDP and was most recently secretary general under former leader Sadakazu Tanigaki.

He was also the party's policy chief under Abe during his first stint as president in 2007.

Upon entering the Diet in 1990, Ishihara came to be known as one of a new generation of policy-oriented lawmakers, playing a key role in enacting the Financial Revitalization Law.

He helped privatize four expressway corporations under Junichiro Koizumi and also voiced the need to change the LDP's faction-oriented politics. But instead of fighting lawmakers with vested interests, Ishihara ended up trying to coordinate with them, earning a reputation as indecisive and soft.


 

PRIME MINISTER Shinzo Abe

PRIME MINISTER

Shinzo Abe

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER; FINANCE MINISTER Taro Aso

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER; FINANCE MINISTER

Taro Aso

INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER Yoshitaka Shindo

INTERNAL AFFAIRS AND COMMUNICATIONS MINISTER

Yoshitaka Shindo

JUSTICE MINISTER Sadakazu Tanigaki

JUSTICE MINISTER

Sadakazu Tanigaki

FOREIGN MINISTER Fumio Kishida

FOREIGN MINISTER

Fumio Kishida

EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER Hakubun Shimomura

EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER

Hakubun Shimomura

HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTER Norihisa Tamura

HEALTH, LABOR AND WELFARE MINISTER

Norihisa Tamura

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES MINISTER Yoshimasa Hayashi

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND FISHERIES MINISTER

Yoshimasa Hayashi

ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER Toshimitsu Motegi

ECONOMY, TRADE AND INDUSTRY MINISTER

Toshimitsu Motegi

LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM MINISTER Akihiro Ota

LAND, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND TOURISM MINISTER

Akihiro Ota

DEFENSE MINISTER Itsunori Onodera

DEFENSE MINISTER

Itsunori Onodera

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY Yoshihide Suga

CHIEF CABINET SECRETARY

Yoshihide Suga

POSTDISASTER RECONSTRUCTION MINISTER Takumi Nemoto

POSTDISASTER RECONSTRUCTION MINISTER

Takumi Nemoto

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN Keiji Furuya

NATIONAL PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION CHAIRMAN

Keiji Furuya

STATE MINISTER, OKINAWA AND AFFAIRS RELATED TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORIES Ichita Yamamoto

STATE MINISTER, OKINAWA AND AFFAIRS RELATED TO THE NORTHERN TERRITORIES

Ichita Yamamoto

STATE MINISTER, DECLINING BIRTHRATE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS Masako Mori

STATE MINISTER, DECLINING BIRTHRATE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Masako Mori

STATE MINISTER, ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION Akira Amari

STATE MINISTER, ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION

Akira Amari

STATE MINISTER, ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS Tomomi Inada

STATE MINISTER, ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS

Tomomi Inada

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