Yoshio Mochizuki


Yoshio Mochizuki (望月 義夫, Mochizuki Yoshio, 2 May 1947 – 19 December 2019) was a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party, a member of the House of Representatives in the Diet (national legislature), and a Minister of the Environment. A native of Shimizu, Shizuoka and graduate of Chuo University, he was elected to the first of his four terms in the city assembly of Shimizu in 1975 and to the first of his two terms in the assembly of Shizuoka Prefecture in 1991. He was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1996 as an independent. He was affiliated to the openly revisionist organization Nippon Kaigi.[1]

Yoshio Mochizuki
望月 義夫
Yoshio Mochizuki.jpg
Minister of Environment
In office
3 September 2014 – 2 October 2015
Prime MinisterShinzō Abe
Preceded byNobuteru Ishihara
Succeeded byTamayo Marukawa
Personal details
Born(1947-05-02)2 May 1947
Shimizu, Shizuoka, Japan
Died19 December 2019(2019-12-19) (aged 72)
Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka, Japan
Alma materChuo University

Mochizuki died in office at the age of 72 on 19 December 2019.[2]


  1. ^ "Abe’s reshuffle promotes right-wingers" (Korea Joongang Daily - 2014/09/05)
  2. ^ "望月義夫元環境相が死去 72歳" (in Japanese). NHK. 19 December 2019. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  • 政治家情報 〜望月 義夫〜. ザ・選挙 (in Japanese). JANJAN. Archived from the original on December 3, 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-14. {{cite web}}: External link in |work= (help)

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Political offices
Preceded by Minister of the Environment
Succeeded by