List of Prime Ministers of Japan

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This is a historical list of individuals who have served as Prime Minister of Japan. Multiple terms in office, consecutive or otherwise, are listed and counted in the first column (administration number) and the second column counts individuals. For example, Koizumi Junichiro, is listed as the 56th individual to hold the position of prime minister, whilst his first cabinet is the 87th since Ito Hirobumi.

Names are given in the Japanese order (family name first).

A# I# Name Took Office Left Office Party
1 1 Ito Hirobumi 22 December 1885 30 April 1888 None
2 2 Kuroda Kiyotaka 30 April 1888 25 October 1889 None
During this interval, Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal Sanjo Sanetomi concurrently held the post of prime minister.
3 3 Yamagata Aritomo 24 December 1889 6 May 1891 None
4 4 Matsukata Masayoshi 6 May 1891 8 August 1892 None
5 Ito Hirobumi, 2nd term 8 August 1892 31 August 1896 None
During this interval, Privy Council chairman Kuroda Kiyotaka was the interim prime minister.
6 Matsukata Masayoshi, 2nd term 18 September 1896 12 January 1898 None
7 Ito Hirobumi, 3rd term 12 January 1898 30 June 1898 None
8 5 Okuma Shigenobu 30 June 1898 8 November 1898 Constitutional (Kenseito)
9 Yamagata Aritomo, 2nd term 8 November 1898 19 October 1900 None
10 Ito Hirobumi, 4th term 19 October 1900 10 May 1901 Constitutional (Seiyukai)
During this interval, Privy Council chairman Saionji Kinmochi was the interim prime minister.
11 6 Katsura Taro 2 June 1901 7 January 1906 None
12 7 Saionji Kinmochi 7 January 1906 14 July 1908 Constitutional (Seiyukai)
13 Katsura Taro, 2nd term 14 July 1908 30 August 1911 None
14 Saionji Kinmochi, 2nd term 30 August 1911 21 December 1912 Constitutional (Seiyukai)
15 Katsura Taro, 3rd term 21 December 1912 20 February 1913 None
16 8 Yamamoto Gonnohyoe 20 February 1913 16 April 1914 Military (Navy)
17 Okuma Shigenobu, 2nd term 16 April 1914 9 October 1916 Constitutional Nationalist
18 9 Terauchi Masatake 9 October 1916 29 September 1918 Military (Army)
19 10 Hara Takashi 29 September 1918 4 November 1921 Constitutional (Seiyukai)
During this interval, Foreign Affairs minister Uchida Yasuya was the interim prime minister.
20 11 Takahashi Korekiyo 13 November 1921 12 June 1922 Constitutional (Seiyukai)
21 12 Kato Tomosaburo 12 June 1922 24 August 1923 Military (Navy)
During this interval, Foreign Affairs minister Uchida Yasuya was the interim prime minister.
22 Yamamoto Gonnohyoe, 2nd term 2 September 1923 7 January 1924 Military (Navy)
23 13 Kiyoura Keigo 7 January 1924 11 June 1924 None
24 14 Kato Takaaki 11 June 1924 28 January 1926 Constitutional (Kenseito)
During this interval, Home minister Wakatsuki Reijiro was the interim prime minister.
25 15 Wakatsuki Reijiro 30 January 1926 20 April 1927 Constitutional (Kenseito)
26 16 Tanaka Giichi 20 April 1927 2 July 1929 Constitutional (Seiyukai)
27 17 Hamaguchi Osachi 2 July 1929 14 April 1931 Constitutional Democratic (Minseito)
28 Wakatsuki Reijiro, 2nd term 14 April 1931 13 December 1931 Constitutional Democratic
29 18 Inukai Tsuyoshi 13 December 1931 16 May 1932 Constitutional (Seiyukai)
During this interval, Finance minister Takahashi Korekiyo was the interim prime minister.
30 19 Saito Makoto 26 May 1932 8 July 1934 Military (Navy)
31 20 Okada Keisuke 8 July 1934 9 March 1936 Military (Navy)
32 21 Hirota Koki 9 March 1936 2 February 1937 None
33 22 Hayashi Senjuro 2 February 1937 4 June 1937 Military (Army)
34 23 Konoe Fumimaro 4 June 1937 5 January 1939 None
35 24 Hiranuma Kiichiro 5 January 1939 30 August 1939 None
36 25 Abe Nobuyuki 30 August 1939 16 January 1940 Military (Army)
37 26 Yonai Mitsumasa 16 January 1940 22 July 1940 Military (Navy)
38 Konoe Fumimaro, 2nd term 22 July 1940 18 July 1941 The Party of complete agreement with the rule of the Emperor (Taisei-Yokusan-kai)
39 Konoe Fumimaro, 3rd term 18 July 1941 18 October 1941 The Party of complete agreement with the rule of the Emperor
40 27 Tojo Hideki 18 October 1941 22 July 1944 Military (Army)
41 28 Koiso Kuniaki 22 July 1944 7 April 1945 Military (Army)
42 29 Suzuki Kantaro 7 April 1945 17 August 1945 Military (Navy), Chamberlain
43 30 Prince Higashikuni Naruhiko 17 August 1945 9 October 1945 The Imperial Family
44 31 Shidehara Kijuro 9 October 1945 22 May 1946 None
45 32 Yoshida Shigeru 22 May 1946 24 May 1947 Liberal
46 33 Katayama Tetsu 24 May 1947 10 March 1948 Socialist
47 34 Ashida Hitoshi 10 March 1948 15 October 1948 Democratic
48 Yoshida Shigeru, 2nd term 15 October 1948 16 February 1949 Liberal
49 Yoshida Shigeru, 3rd term 16 February 1949 30 October 1952 Liberal
50 Yoshida Shigeru, 4th term 30 October 1952 21 May 1953 Liberal
51 Yoshida Shigeru, 5th term 21 May 1953 10 December 1954 Liberal
52 35 Hatoyama Ichirō 10 December 1954 19 March 1955 Democratic
53 Hatoyama Ichirō, 2nd term 19 March 1955 22 November 1955 Democratic
54 Hatoyama Ichirō, 3rd term 22 November 1955 23 December 1956 Liberal Democratic (Jiminto)
55 36 Ishibashi Tanzan 23 December 1956 25 February 1957 Liberal Democratic
56 37 Kishi Nobusuke 25 February 1957 12 June 1958 Liberal Democratic
57 Kishi Nobusuke, 2nd term 12 June 1958 19 July 1960 Liberal Democratic
58 38 Ikeda Hayato 19 July 1960 8 December 1960 Liberal Democratic
59 Ikeda Hayato, 2nd term 8 December 1960 9 December 1963 Liberal Democratic
60 Ikeda Hayato, 3rd term 9 December 1963 9 November 1964 Liberal Democratic
61 39 Sato Eisaku 9 November 1964 17 February 1967 Liberal Democratic
62 Sato Eisaku, 2nd term 17 February 1967 14 January 1970 Liberal Democratic
63 Sato Eisaku, 3rd term 14 January 1970 7 July 1972 Liberal Democratic
64 40 Tanaka Kakuei 7 July 1972 22 December 1972 Liberal Democratic
65 Tanaka Kakuei, 2nd term 22 December 1972 9 December 1974 Liberal Democratic
66 41 Miki Takeo 9 December 1974 24 December 1976 Liberal Democratic
67 42 Fukuda Takeo 24 December 1976 7 December 1978 Liberal Democratic
68 43 Ohira Masayoshi 7 December 1978 9 November 1979 Liberal Democratic
69 Ohira Masayoshi, 2nd term 9 November 1979 12 June 1980 Liberal Democratic
During this interval, Cabinet Secretariat chairman Masayoshi Ito was the interim prime minister.
70 44 Suzuki Zenko 17 July 1980 27 November 1982 Liberal Democratic
71 45 Nakasone Yasuhiro 27 November 1982 27 December 1983 Liberal Democratic
72 Nakasone Yasuhiro, 2nd term 27 December 1983 22 July 1986 Liberal Democratic
73 Nakasone Yasuhiro, 3rd term 22 July 1986 6 November 1987 Liberal Democratic
74 46 Takeshita Noboru 6 November 1987 3 June 1989 Liberal Democratic
75 47 Uno Sosuke 3 June 1989 10 August 1989 Liberal Democratic
76 48 Kaifu Toshiki 10 August 1989 28 February 1990 Liberal Democratic
77 Kaifu Toshiki, 2nd term 28 February 1990 5 November 1991 Liberal Democratic
78 49 Miyazawa Kiichi 5 November 1991 9 August 1993 Liberal Democratic
79 50 Hosokawa Morihiro 9 August 1993 28 April 1994 Japan New
80 51 Hata Tsutomu 28 April 1994 30 June 1994 Renewal
81 52 Murayama Tomiichi 30 June 1994 11 January 1996 Social Democratic
82 53 Hashimoto Ryutaro 11 January 1996 7 November 1996 Liberal Democratic
83 Hashimoto Ryutaro, 2nd term 7 November 1996 30 July 1998 Liberal Democratic
84 54 Obuchi Keizo 30 July 1998 5 April 2000 Liberal Democratic
85 55 Mori Yoshiro 5 April 2000 4 July 2000 Liberal Democratic
86 Mori Yoshiro, 2nd term 4 July 2000 26 April 2001 Liberal Democratic
87 56 Koizumi Junichiro 26 April 2001 19 November 2003 Liberal Democratic
88 Koizumi Junichiro, 2nd term 19 November 2003 21 September 2005 Liberal Democratic
89 Koizumi Junichiro, 3rd term 21 September 2005 26 September 2006 Liberal Democratic
90 57 Abe Shinzo 26 September 2006 (present) Liberal Democratic

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