Prime Minister of Japan
The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣, Naikaku sōri daijin) is the head of the government of Japan as well as the director and chief of the executive branch of the central government. The Prime Minister appoints the cabinet and wields the power to dismiss any cabinet minister.
|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 MinistersEdit
Living former Prime MinistersEdit
|Number||Name||Tenure||Date of birth||Age|
|1||Tomiichi Murayama||1994–1996||3 March 1924||96 years, 239 days|
|2||Toshiki Kaifu||1989–1991||2 January 1931||89 years, 300 days|
|3||Yasuo Fukuda||2007–2008||16 July 1936||84 years, 104 days|
|4||Yoshirō Mori||2000–2001||14 July 1937||83 years, 106 days|
|5||Morihiro Hosokawa||1993–1994||14 January 1938||82 years, 288 days|
|6||Tarō Asō||2008–2009||20 September 1940||80 years, 38 days|
|7||Junichiro Koizumi||2001–2006||8 January 1942||78 years, 294 days|
|8||Naoto Kan||2010–2011||10 October 1946||74 years, 18 days|
|9||Yukio Hatoyama||2009–2010||11 February 1947||73 years, 260 days|
|10||Shinzo Abe||2006–2007, 2012–2020||21 September 1954||66 years, 37 days|
|11||Yoshihiko Noda||2011–2012||20 May 1957||63 years, 161 days|
- Updated daily according to UTC.
- 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