Prime Minister of Japan facts for kids
The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣 Naikaku sōri daijin) is a position given to a person who is chosen by the Emperor of Japan and is the head of the Cabinet. Since 2006, Japanese Prime Ministers have struggled to stay in office for more than a year. Shinzo Abe resigned in September 2007 and Yasuo Fukuda resigned in September 2008, being replaced by Taro Aso. He lost an election in 2009 to Yukio Hatoyama, who resigned on June 2, 2010 after less than nine months in office. He was replaced by Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who was replaced by Yoshihiko Noda on September 2, 2011.
Prime Ministers from 1982 - 2012
|Name||Term of office||Dates of birth and death|
|Noboru Takeshita||1987–1989||1924-02-26 – 2000-06-19|
|Sōsuke Uno||1989||1922-08-27 – 1998-05-19|
|Kiichi Miyazawa||1991–1993||1919-10-08 – 2007-06-28|
|Ryutaro Hashimoto||1996–1998||1937-07-29 – 2006-07-01|
|Keizo Obuchi||1998–2000||1937-06-25 – 2000-05-14|
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