Prime Minister of Japan

head of government of Japan

The Prime Minister of Japan (日本国内閣総理大臣, 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.Minister for Foreign Affairs (Japan)

Prime Minister of Japan
日本国内閣総理大臣
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Emblem of the Prime Minister of Japan
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Incumbent
Yoshihide Suga

since 16 September 2020
StylePrime Minister
(informal)
His Excellency
(formal, diplomatic)
ResidenceKantei
NominatorNational Diet
AppointerHIM The Emperor
Term lengthFour years or fewer, renewable indefinitely.[a]
Inaugural holderIto Hirobumi
Formation22 December 1885; 135 years ago (1885-12-22)
Websitewww.kantei.go.jp

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 (1924-03-03)3 March 1924 97 years, 145 days
2 Toshiki Kaifu 1989–1991 (1931-01-02)2 January 1931 90 years, 205 days
3 Yasuo Fukuda 2007–2008 (1936-07-16)16 July 1936 85 years, 10 days
4 Yoshirō Mori 2000–2001 (1937-07-14)14 July 1937 84 years, 12 days
5 Morihiro Hosokawa 1993–1994 (1938-01-14)14 January 1938 83 years, 193 days
6 Tarō Asō 2008–2009 (1940-09-20)20 September 1940 80 years, 309 days
7 Junichiro Koizumi 2001–2006 (1942-01-08)8 January 1942 79 years, 199 days
8 Naoto Kan 2010–2011 (1946-10-10)10 October 1946 74 years, 289 days
9 Yukio Hatoyama 2009–2010 (1947-02-11)11 February 1947 74 years, 165 days
10 Shinzo Abe 2006–2007, 2012–2020 (1954-09-21)21 September 1954 66 years, 308 days
11 Yoshihiko Noda 2011–2012 (1957-05-20)20 May 1957 64 years, 67 days

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ReferencesEdit

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NotesEdit

  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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