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Abe Cabinet (Formed December 26, 2012)

EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY MINISTER

Hakubun Shimomura

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

Date of birth: May 23, 1954

Party: LDP

Electoral district: Lower House; Tokyo No. 11 (sixth term)

Shimomura's interest in the field of education began well before he entered the Diet in 1996.

On his website, Shimomura narrates losing his father at age 9 and being raised in a family struggling with financial hardship, turning him into a passionate advocate of every child's right to receive a good education regardless of their household's resources. While he was a student at Waseda University, he started to operate a cram school.

Shimomura served two terms as a Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly member, and joined the Diet after winning a Lower House seat in the 1996 election. He served as deputy chief Cabinet secretary during Shinzo Abe's first stint as prime minister in 2006.

He is known for his conservative stand on sensitive historical issues, including the wartime sex slaves and the Nanjing Massacre.


 

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

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

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER; STATE MINISTER, NUCLEAR ACCIDENT PREVENTION Nobuteru Ishihara

ENVIRONMENT MINISTER; STATE MINISTER, NUCLEAR ACCIDENT PREVENTION

Nobuteru Ishihara

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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