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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||96 years, 357 days|
|2||Toshiki Kaifu||1989–1991||2 January 1931||90 years, 52 days|
|3||Yasuo Fukuda||2007–2008||16 July 1936||84 years, 222 days|
|4||Yoshirō Mori||2000–2001||14 July 1937||83 years, 224 days|
|5||Morihiro Hosokawa||1993–1994||14 January 1938||83 years, 40 days|
|6||Tarō Asō||2008–2009||20 September 1940||80 years, 156 days|
|7||Junichiro Koizumi||2001–2006||8 January 1942||79 years, 46 days|
|8||Naoto Kan||2010–2011||10 October 1946||74 years, 136 days|
|9||Yukio Hatoyama||2009–2010||11 February 1947||74 years, 12 days|
|10||Shinzo Abe||2006–2007, 2012–2020||21 September 1954||66 years, 155 days|
|11||Yoshihiko Noda||2011–2012||20 May 1957||63 years, 279 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