Recent Rulers of Japan

NameDate rule beganDate rule endedBornDied
Yamato dynasty    
Mutsuhito (Meiji-tenno)Jan. 9, 1867July 30, 191218521912
Yoshihito (Taisho-tenno)July 30, 1912Nov. 25, 192118791926
Prince Hirohito (regent)Nov. 25, 1921Dec. 25, 192619011989
Hirohito (Showa-tenno)Dec. 25, 1926Jan. 7, 198919011989
AkihitoJan. 7, 1989 1933 
Prime minister    
Duke Aritomo Yamagata Nov. 8, 1898Oct. 10, 190018381922
Duke Hirobumi ItoOct. 10, 1900June 2, 190118411909
Duke Taro KatsuraJune 2, 1901Jan. 7, 190618471913
Duke Kimmochi SaionjiJan. 7, 1906July 14, 190818501940
Duke Taro KatsuraJuly 14, 1908Aug. 30. 1911  
Duke Kimmochi SaionjiAug. 30, 1911Dec. 19, 1912  
Duke Taro KatsuraDec. 19, 1912Feb. 12, 1913  
Count Gombei YamamotoFeb. 12, 1913Apr. 15, 191418521933
Duke Shigenobu OkumaApr. 15, 1914Oct. 9, 191618381922
Count Masatake TerauchiOct. 9, 1916Sept. 29, 191818491919
Takashi HaraSept. 29, 1918Nov. 4, 192118561921
Korekiyo TakahashiNov. 13, 1921June 12, 192218541936
Tomosaburo KatoJune 12, 1922Aug. 24, 192318591923
Yasuya Uchida (acting)Aug. 26, 1923Sept. 12, 192318651936
Count Gombei YamamotoSept. 12, 1923Jan. 5, 1924  
Viscount Keigo KiyouraJan. 5, 1924June 11, 192418501942
Baron Takaaki Kato (from 1925, Count Takaaki Kato)June 11, 1924Jan. 27, 192618601926
Reijiro WakatsukiJan. 30, 1926Apr. 19, 192718661949
Baron Giichi TanakaApr. 19, 1927July 2, 192918631929
Osachi HamaguchiJuly 2, 1929Apr. 14, 193118701931
Reijiro WakatsukiApr. 14, 1931Dec. 13, 1931  
Tsuyoshi InukaiDec. 13, 1931May 16, 193218551932
Korekiyo Takahashi (acting)May 16, 1932May 26, 1932  
Viscount Makoto SaitoMay 26, 1932July 8, 193418581936
Keisuke OkadaJuly 8, 1934March 9, 193618621952
Koki HirotaMarch 9, 1936Feb. 2, 193718781948
Senjuro HayashiFeb. 2, 1937June 2, 193718761943
Prince Fumimaro KonoyeJune 2, 1937Jan. 4, 193918911945
Baron Kiichiro HiranumaJan. 4, 1939Aug. 29, 193918651952
Nobuyuki AbeAug. 29, 1939Jan. 15, 194018751953
Mitsumasa YonaiJan. 15, 1940July 21, 194018801948
Prince Fumimaro Konoe July 21, 1940Oct. 18, 1941  
Hideki TojoOct. 18, 1941July 22, 194418841948
Kuniaki KoisoJuly 22, 1944Apr. 7, 194518801950
Baron Kantaro SuzukiApr. 7, 1945Aug. 16, 194518671948
Prince Naruhiko HigashikuniAug. 16, 1945Oct. 8, 194518871990
Baron Kijuro ShideharaOct. 8, 1945May 20, 194618721951
Shigeru YoshidaMay 20, 1946May 21, 194718781967
Tetsu KatayamaMay 21, 1947Feb. 23, 194818871978
Hitoshi AshidaFeb. 23, 1948Oct. 15, 194818871959
Shigeru YoshidaOct. 15, 1948Dec. 10, 1954  
Ichiro HatoyamaDec. 10, 1954Dec. 23, 195618831959
Tanzan IshibashiDec. 23, 1956Feb. 24, 195718851973
Nobusuke KishiFeb. 24, 1957July 18, 196018961987
Hayato IkedaJuly 18, 1960Nov. 9, 196418991965
Eisaku SatoNov. 9, 1964July 6, 197219011975
Kakuei TanakaJuly 6, 1972Dec. 9, 197419181993
Takeo MikiDec. 9, 1974Dec. 24, 197619071988
Takeo FukudaDec. 24, 1976Dec. 7, 197819051995
Masayoshi OhiraDec. 7, 1978June 12, 198019101980
Masayoshi Ito (acting)June 12, 1980July 17, 198019131994
Zenko SuzukiJuly 17, 1980Nov. 26, 19821911 
Yasuhiro NakasoneNov. 26, 1982Nov. 6, 19871918 
Noboru TakeshitaNov. 6, 1987June 2, 19891924 
Sosuke UnoJune 2, 1989Aug. 9, 198919221998
Toshiki KaifuAug. 2, 1989Nov. 6, 19911931 
Kiichi MiyazawaNov. 6, 1991Aug. 9, 19931919 
Morihiro HosokawaAug. 9. 1993Apr. 25, 19941938 
Tsutomu HataApr. 25, 1994June 29, 19941935 
Tomiichi MurayamaJune 29, 1994Jan. 11, 19961924 
Ryutaro HashimotoJan. 11, 1996July 30, 19981937 
Keizo ObuchiJuly 30, 1998April 5, 200019372000
Yoshiro MoriApril 5, 2000April 26, 20011937 
Junichiro KoizumiApril 5, 2001 1942 

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