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|Prime Minister of Japan|
Emblem of the Prime Minister of Japan
|Appointer||HIM The Emperor|
|Term length||Four years or fewer, renewable indefinitely.[a]|
|Inaugural holder||Itō Hirobumi|
|Formation||22 December 1885|
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||3 March 1924||97 years, 115 days|
|2||Toshiki Kaifu||1989–1991||2 January 1931||90 years, 175 days|
|3||Yasuo Fukuda||2007–2008||16 July 1936||84 years, 345 days|
|4||Yoshirō Mori||2000–2001||14 July 1937||83 years, 347 days|
|5||Morihiro Hosokawa||1993–1994||14 January 1938||83 years, 163 days|
|6||Tarō Asō||2008–2009||20 September 1940||80 years, 279 days|
|7||Junichiro Koizumi||2001–2006||8 January 1942||79 years, 169 days|
|8||Naoto Kan||2010–2011||10 October 1946||74 years, 259 days|
|9||Yukio Hatoyama||2009–2010||11 February 1947||74 years, 135 days|
|10||Shinzo Abe||2006–2007, 2012–2020||21 September 1954||66 years, 278 days|
|11||Yoshihiko Noda||2011–2012||20 May 1957||64 years, 37 days|
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- 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.
- Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet Official website