Prime Minister of Japan

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Prime Minister of Japan
内閣総理大臣
Emblem of the Prime Minister of Japan.svg
Emblem of the Prime Minister of Japan
Suga Yoshihide.jpg
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 holderItō Hirobumi
Formation22 December 1885; 134 years ago (1885-12-22)
Websitewww.kantei.go.jp

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.

The current Prime Minister is Yoshihide Suga since 16 September 2020.

List of Prime Ministers[change | change source]

Living former Prime Ministers[change | change source]

Number Name Tenure Date of birth Age
1 Tomiichi Murayama 1994–1996 (1924-03-03)3 March 1924 96 years, 273 days
2 Toshiki Kaifu 1989–1991 (1931-01-02)2 January 1931 89 years, 334 days
3 Yasuo Fukuda 2007–2008 (1936-07-16)16 July 1936 84 years, 138 days
4 Yoshirō Mori 2000–2001 (1937-07-14)14 July 1937 83 years, 140 days
5 Morihiro Hosokawa 1993–1994 (1938-01-14)14 January 1938 82 years, 322 days
6 Tarō Asō 2008–2009 (1940-09-20)20 September 1940 80 years, 72 days
7 Junichiro Koizumi 2001–2006 (1942-01-08)8 January 1942 78 years, 328 days
8 Naoto Kan 2010–2011 (1946-10-10)10 October 1946 74 years, 52 days
9 Yukio Hatoyama 2009–2010 (1947-02-11)11 February 1947 73 years, 294 days
10 Shinzo Abe 2006–2007, 2012–2020 (1954-09-21)21 September 1954 66 years, 71 days
11 Yoshihiko Noda 2011–2012 (1957-05-20)20 May 1957 63 years, 195 days

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References[change | change source]

  1. Updated daily according to UTC.

Notes[change | change source]

  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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