Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Summary

Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
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Emblem of the Government of Japan
Shinsuke Suematsu in Takarazuka (04) IMG 2150 20130407.JPG
Incumbent
Shinsuke Suematsu

since 4 October 2021
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
StyleHis Excellency
Member ofCabinet of Japan
Reports toPrime Minister of Japan
NominatorPrime Minister of Japan
AppointerEmperor of Japan
attested to by the Emperor
PrecursorMinister of Education
Director-General of the Science and Technology Agency
FormationJanuary 6, 2001; 20 years ago (2001-01-06)
DeputyAdministrative Vice-Minister of Education
Salary¥20,916,000

The Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (文部科学大臣, Monbu-Kagaku Daijin) is a member of the Cabinet of Japan and is the leader and chief executive officer of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. The minister is nominated by the Prime Minister of Japan and is appointed by the Emperor of Japan.

The current minister is Shinsuke Suematsu, who took office on 4 October 2021.

List of Ministers of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (2001–)

  Liberal Democratic
  Independent
  New Komeito/Komeito
  Democratic/Minshutō
  Rikken-minshutō
  Kokumin-minshutō

Minister Term of office Prime Minister
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
1 Machimura Nobutaka 2015.jpg Nobutaka Machimura January 6, 2001 April 26, 2001 110 Yoshiro Mori
2 Atsuko Tōyama.jpg Atsuko Tōyama April 26, 2001 September 22, 2003 879 Junichiro Koizumi
3 Takeo Kawamura.jpg Takeo Kawamura September 22, 2003 September 27, 2004 371
4 Nariaki Nakayama 20090825.JPG Nariaki Nakayama September 27, 2004 October 31, 2005 399
5 Kenji Kosaka.jpg Kenji Kosaka October 31, 2005 September 26, 2006 330
6 사본 -8632564647 fb1ba67294 o.jpg Bunmei Ibuki September 26, 2006 September 26, 2007 365 Shinzo Abe
7 Kisaburō Tokai.jpg Kisaburo Tokai September 26, 2007 August 2, 2008 311 Yasuo Fukuda
8 Tsuneo Suzuki.jpg Tsuneo Suzuki August 2, 2008 September 24, 2008 53
9 Ryū Shionoya.jpg Ryū Shionoya September 24, 2008 September 16, 2009 357 Taro Aso
10 Tatsuo Kawabata cropped 2 Tatsuo Kawabata and David Warren 20120606.jpg Tatsuo Kawabata September 16, 2009 September 17, 2010 366 Yukio Hatoyama
Naoto Kan
11 Yoshiaki Takaki.jpg Yoshiaki Takaki September 17, 2010 September 2, 2011 350
12 Masaharu Nakagawa.jpg Masaharu Nakagawa September 2, 2011 January 13, 2012 133 Yoshihiko Noda
13 Hirofumi Hirano in Kadena Air Base cropped.png Hirofumi Hirano January 13, 2012 October 1, 2012 262
14 Makiko Tanaka in Hawaii cropped.jpg Makiko Tanaka October 1, 2012 December 26, 2012 86
15 Hirofumi Shimomura cropped 3 Hirofumi Shimomura and Ernest Moniz 20131031.jpg Hakubun Shimomura December 26, 2012 October 7, 2015 1015 Shinzo Abe
16 Hase271007.jpg Hiroshi Hase October 7, 2015 August 3, 2016 301
17 Hirokazu Matsuno.jpg Hirokazu Matsuno August 3, 2016 August 3, 2017 365
18 Y. Hayashi.png Yoshimasa Hayashi August 3, 2017 October 2, 2018 425
19 Masahiko Shibayama (cropped).jpg Masahiko Shibayama October 2, 2018 September 11, 2019 344
20 Koichi Hagiuda 201608.jpg Kōichi Hagiuda September 11, 2019 October 4, 2021 754 Yoshihide Suga
21 Shinsuke Suematsu in Takarazuka (04) IMG 2150 20130407.JPG Shinsuke Suematsu October 4, 2021 Incumbent 61 Fumio Kishida

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