Minister of Foreign Affairs

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Born : January 14, 1941, Tokyo

March 1965B.A. in International Relations, Tokyo University
June 1972M.Phil. in Economics, Yale University

April 1965 Joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI)
June 1976 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
February 1990 Director-General, Economic Cooperation Department, MITI
August 1990 Minister, Embassy of Japan in the United States
June 1992 Deputy Director-General for Global Environmental Affairs, MITI
September 1993 Managing Director, Suntory Ltd.
July 2000 Minister of State and Director-General of Environment Agency
January 2001Minister of the Environment
February 2002 Minister of Foreign Affairs