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Prime Minister of Japan
内閣総理大臣
Emblem of the Prime Minister of Japan.svg
Emblem of the Prime Minister of Japan
StylePrime Minister
(informal)
His Excellency
(formal, diplomatic)
ResidenceKantei
NominatorNational Diet
AppointerHIM The Emperor
Term lengthFour years or fewer, renewable indefinitely.[a]
Inaugural holderItō Hirobumi
Formation22 December 1885; 135 years ago (1885-12-22)
Websitewww.kantei.go.jp

The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣 Naikaku sōri daijin?) is a position given to a person who is chosen by the Emperor of Japan and is the head of the Cabinet.

The current Prime Minister is Yoshihide Suga since 16 September 2020.

List of Prime Ministers

Living former Prime Ministers

Number Name Tenure Date of birth Age
1 Tomiichi Murayama 1994–1996 (1924-03-03)3 March 1924 &&&&&&&&&&&&&097.&&&&&097 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0115.&&&&&0115 days
2 Toshiki Kaifu 1989–1991 (1931-01-02)2 January 1931 &&&&&&&&&&&&&090.&&&&&090 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0175.&&&&&0175 days
3 Yasuo Fukuda 2007–2008 (1936-07-16)16 July 1936 &&&&&&&&&&&&&084.&&&&&084 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0345.&&&&&0345 days
4 Yoshirō Mori 2000–2001 (1937-07-14)14 July 1937 &&&&&&&&&&&&&083.&&&&&083 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0347.&&&&&0347 days
5 Morihiro Hosokawa 1993–1994 (1938-01-14)14 January 1938 &&&&&&&&&&&&&083.&&&&&083 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0163.&&&&&0163 days
6 Tarō Asō 2008–2009 (1940-09-20)20 September 1940 &&&&&&&&&&&&&080.&&&&&080 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0279.&&&&&0279 days
7 Junichiro Koizumi 2001–2006 (1942-01-08)8 January 1942 &&&&&&&&&&&&&079.&&&&&079 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0169.&&&&&0169 days
8 Naoto Kan 2010–2011 (1946-10-10)10 October 1946 &&&&&&&&&&&&&074.&&&&&074 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0259.&&&&&0259 days
9 Yukio Hatoyama 2009–2010 (1947-02-11)11 February 1947 &&&&&&&&&&&&&074.&&&&&074 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0135.&&&&&0135 days
10 Shinzo Abe 2006–2007, 2012–2020 (1954-09-21)21 September 1954 &&&&&&&&&&&&&066.&&&&&066 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&0278.&&&&&0278 days
11 Yoshihiko Noda 2011–2012 (1957-05-20)20 May 1957 &&&&&&&&&&&&&064.&&&&&064 years, &&&&&&&&&&&&&037.&&&&&037 days

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References

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Notes

  1. The Cabinet shall resign en masse after a general election of members of the House of Representatives. Their term of office is four years which can be terminated earlier. No limits are imposed on the number of terms or tenures the Prime Minister may hold. The Prime Minister is, by convention, the leader of the victorious party, though some prime ministers have been elected from junior coalition partners or minority parties.

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