Post-war Prime Ministers of Japan

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Less than a year
Over a year (17)
Over two years (4)
Over three years (4)


Prime Minister
Time in power
Year(s)
Party
Shigeru Yoshida
1948 - 1954
6 years, 1 month, 26 d.
Liberal Democrat
Ichiro Hatoyama
1954 - 1956
2 Years, 13 d.
Liberal Democrat
Tanzan Ishibashi
1956 - 1957
2 months, 2 d.
Liberal Democrat
Nobusuke Kishi
1957 - 1960
3 years, 4 months, 24 d.
Liberal Democrat
Hayato Ikeda
1960 - 1964
4 years, 3 months, 21 d.
Liberal Democrat
Eisaku Sato
1964 - 1972
7 years, 7 months, 28 d.
Liberal Democrat
Kakuei Tanaka
1972 - 1974
2 years, 5 months, 3 d.
Liberal Democrat
Takeo Miki
1974 - 1976
2 years, 15 d.
Liberal Democrat
Takeo Fukuda
1976 - 1978
1 year, 11 months, 14 d.
Liberal Democrat
Masayoshi Ohira
1978 - 1980
1 year, 6 months, 5 d.
Liberal Democrat
Masayoshi Ito
1980
5 days (acting)
Liberal Democrat
Zenko Suzuki
1980 - 1982
2 years, 4 months, 9 d.
Liberal Democrat
Yasuhiro Nakasone
1982 - 1987
4 years, 11 months, 10 d.
Liberal Democrat
Noboru Takeshita
1987 - 1989
1 year, 6 months, 26 d.
Liberal Democrat
Sosuke Uno
1989
2 months, 7 d.
Liberal Democrat
Toshiki Kaifu
1989 - 1991
2 years, 2 months, 27 d.
Liberal Democrat
Kiichi Miyazawa
1991 - 1993
1 year, 9 months, 3 d.
Liberal Democrat
Morihiro Hosokawa
1993 - 1994
8 months, 16 d.
New Japan
Tsutomu Hata
1994
2 months, 4 d.
Japan Renewal
Tomiichi Murayama
1994 - 1996
1 year, 6 months, 13 d.
Social Democrat
Ryutaro Hashimoto
1996 - 1998
2 years, 6 months, 19 d.
Liberal Democrat
Keizo Obuchi
1998 - 2000
1 year, 8 months, 5 d.
Liberal Democrat
Yoshiro Mori
2000 - 2001
1 year, 21 d.
Liberal Democrat
Junichiro Koizumi
2001 - 2006
5 years, 5 months.
Liberal Democrat
Shinzo Abe
2006 -
 
Liberal Democrat

Election years: 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1979, 1983, 1987, 1992, 1994, 1996, 2001