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Yuriko Koike

Japanese government official

Yuriko Koike, Japanese government official.

Background

Koike, Yuriko was born on July 15, 1952.

Education

Student in Sociology, Kwansei Gakuin University, 1971. Student Arabic Intensive Course, Oriental Studies, American University Cairo, Egypt, 1972. Bachelor in Sociology, Cairo University, 1976.

Career

Interpreter, translator Arabic for secretary general Japan-Arab Association, 1977. Interviewer, coordinator television Special Colonel Qaddafi and Yasser Arafat Nippon television, 1978, anchor Current Issues, 1979. Anchor World Business Satellite and Top Business Executives television Tokyo, 1988—1989.

Secretary general Japan Arab Association, 1990. Member House of Councillors, 1992, Japanese House Representatives, since 1993, vice minister management coordination agency, 1993. Founding member New Frontier Party, 1994.

Minister environment Government Japan, 2003—2006, minister state Okinawa and N. Territories affairs, 2004—2006.