|Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan|
National Security Council
|Reports to||The Prime Minister|
|Appointer||The Prime Minister|
attested to by the Emperor
|Term length||No fixed term|
|Precursor||Secretary-General of the Cabinet|
|Inaugural holder||Fumio Kyuma|
|Formation||3 May 1947|
|Deputy||Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary|
The Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan (内閣官房長官, Naikaku-kanbō-chōkan) is a member of the cabinet and is the leader and chief executive officer of the Cabinet Secretariat of Japan. They are also a member of the National Security Council, and is appointed by the Emperor upon the nomination by the Prime Minister.
Since 1947, the office of Chief Cabinet Secretary has been seen as the job to have before wanting to become Prime Minister. The first Chief Cabinet Secretary to become Prime Minister was Ichirō Hatoyama. Since then, eight other former Chief Cabinet Secretaries have become Prime Ministers, most recently Shinzō Abe, Yasuo Fukuda, and Yoshihide Suga.
References[change | change source]
- Cabinet Act, Article 13.
- Cabinet Act, Article 15
- Cabinet Act, Article 9
- "Government strongman Suga set to become Japan's longest-serving chief Cabinet secretary". Japan Times. Jiji Press. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 3 December 2016.