Prime Minister 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.
|Prime Minister of Japan|
|Executive Branch of the Japanese Government|
Office of the Prime Minister
|Style||His Excellency (formal)|
|Status||Head of Government|
National Security Council
since 1 May 2019)
The monarch invites the designated prime minister confirmed by the Diet to form a government
|Term length||Four years or fewer, renewable indefinitely.[a]|
|Constituting instrument||Constitution of Japan|
|Precursor||Shogun of Japan|
|Inaugural holder||Itō Hirobumi|
|Formation||22 December 1885|
(136 years, 11 months ago)
|Deputy||Deputy Prime Minister of Japan|
|Salary||¥ 40,490,000 ($377,180) annually|
List of prime ministersEdit
Living former prime ministersEdit
|Number||Name||Tenure||Date of birth||Age|
|1||Tomiichi Murayama||1994–1996||3 March 1924||98 years, 279 days|
|2||Yasuo Fukuda||2007–2008||16 July 1936||86 years, 144 days|
|3||Yoshirō Mori||2000–2001||14 July 1937||85 years, 146 days|
|4||Morihiro Hosokawa||1993–1994||14 January 1938||84 years, 327 days|
|5||Tarō Asō||2008–2009||20 September 1940||82 years, 78 days|
|6||Junichiro Koizumi||2001–2006||8 January 1942||80 years, 333 days|
|7||Naoto Kan||2010–2011||10 October 1946||76 years, 58 days|
|8||Yukio Hatoyama||2009–2010||11 February 1947||75 years, 299 days|
|9||Yoshihide Suga||2020–2021||6 December 1948||74 years, 1 day|
|10||Yoshihiko Noda||2011–2012||20 May 1957||65 years, 201 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