Prime Minister of Japan
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. Since 2006, Japanese Prime Ministers have struggled to stay in office for more than a year. Shinzo Abe resigned in September 2007 and Yasuo Fukuda resigned in September 2008, being replaced by Taro Aso. He lost an election in 2009 to Yukio Hatoyama, who resigned on June 2, 2010 after less than nine months in office. He was replaced by Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who was replaced by Yoshihiko Noda on September 2, 2011.
|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|
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, 94 days|
|2||Toshiki Kaifu||1989–1991||2 January 1931||89 years, 155 days|
|3||Yasuo Fukuda||2007–2008||16 July 1936||83 years, 325 days|
|4||Yoshirō Mori||2000–2001||14 July 1937||82 years, 327 days|
|5||Morihiro Hosokawa||1993–1994||14 January 1938||82 years, 143 days|
|6||Tarō Asō||2008–2009||20 September 1940||79 years, 259 days|
|7||Junichiro Koizumi||2001–2006||8 January 1942||78 years, 149 days|
|8||Naoto Kan||2010–2011||10 October 1946||73 years, 239 days|
|9||Yukio Hatoyama||2009–2010||11 February 1947||73 years, 115 days|
|10||Yoshihiko Noda||2011–2012||20 May 1957||63 years, 16 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