Minister of Finance (Japan)

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Minister of Finance
Goshichi no kiri.svg
Emblem of the Government of Japan
Shunichi Suzuki cropped 2 Shunichi Suzuki and Yukiya Amano 20130701.jpg
Incumbent
Shunichi Suzuki

since 4 October 2021
Ministry of Finance
Style His Excellency
Member of Cabinet of Japan
National Security Council
Reports to Prime Minister of Japan
Appointer Prime Minister of Japan
attested to by the Emperor
Precursor"Treasury Minister" (大蔵大臣, Ōkura Daijin)
FormationJanuary 6, 2001;20 years ago (2001-01-06)
DeputyAdministrative Vice-Minister of Finance
Salary¥20,916,000

The Minister of Finance (財務大臣, Zaimu Daijin) is a member of the Cabinet of Japan and is the leader and chief executive officer of the Ministry of Finance. The minister is also a statutory member of the National Security Council, and is nominated by the Prime Minister of Japan and is appointed by the Emperor of Japan. Tarō Asō was the longest serving Minister of Finance.

Contents

The current minister is Shunichi Suzuki, who took office on 4 October 2021.

List of ministers

Prewar (1900–1946)

#NameTook officeLeft office
1 Masayoshi Matsukata 18851892
Watanabe Kunitake 18921895
2 Masakata Matsukata 18951895
3 Watanabe Kunitake 18951896
4 Masayoshi Matsukata 18961898
5 Inoue Kaoru 18981898
6 Matsuda Masahisa 18981898
7 Masakata Matsukata 18981900
8 Watanabe Kunitake 19001901
9 Saionji Kinmochi 19011901
10 Sone Arasuke 19011906
11 Yoshiro Sakatani 19061908
12 Matsuda Masahisa 19081908
Katsura Tarō 19081911
Yamamoto Tatsuo 19111912
Wakatsuki Reijirō
(1st)
19121913
Takahashi Korekiyo
(1st)
19131914
Wakatsuki Reijirō
(2nd)
19141915
Taketomi Tokitoshi 19151916
Terauchi Masatake 19161916
Kazue Shōda
(1st)
19161918
Takahashi Korekiyo
(2nd)
19181922
Otohiko Ichiki 19221923
Junnosuke Inoue
(1st)
19231924
Kazue Shōda
(2nd)
19241924
Osachi Hamaguchi 19241925
Seiji Hayami 19251925
Kataoka Naoharu 19251927
Takahashi Korekiyo
(3rd)
19271927
Chuzo Mitsuchi 19271929
Junnosuke Inoue
(2nd)
19291931
Takahashi Korekiyo
(4th)
19311934
Sadanobu Fujii 19341934
Takahashi Korekiyo
(5th)
19341936
Machida Chūji 19361936
Eiichi Baba 19361937
Toyotaro Yuki [1] 19371937
Okinori Kaya
(1st)
19371938
Shigeaki Ikeda 19381939
Sotaro Ishiwata
(1st)
19391939
Kazuo Aoki 19391940
Yukio Sakurauchi 19401940
Isao Kawada 19401941
Masatsune Ogura 19411941
Okinori Kaya
(2nd)
19411944
Sotaro Ishiwata
(2nd)
19441945
Juichi Tsushima 19451945
Keizō Shibusawa 19451946

Postwar (1946–present)

   Liberal (1945)
   Socialist
   Ryokufūkai
   Democratic (1947)
   Democratic Liberal
   Liberal (1950)
   Independent
   Democratic (1954)
   Liberal Democratic
   Japan New Party
   New Party Sakigake
   Japan Renewal Party
   Democratic

Finance MinisterTerm of officePrime Minister
#PortraitNameTook OfficeLeft OfficeDays
32 TANZAN ISHIBASHI.jpg Tanzan Ishibashi May 22, 1946May 24, 1947367 Shigeru Yoshida
- Tetsu Katayama.jpg Tetsu Katayama
(Acting)
May 24, 1947June 1, 19478 Tetsu Katayama
33 Yano Shotaro.jpg Shōtarō Yano June 1, 1947June 25, 194724
34 Kurusu Takeo.JPG Takeo Kurusu June 25, 1947March 10, 1948259
35 Kitamura Tokutaro.JPG Tokutarō Kitamura March 10, 1948October 15, 1948223 Hitoshi Ashida
36 Sanroku Izumiyama.jpg Sanroku Izumiyama October 19, 1948December 14, 194856 Shigeru Yoshida
37 Shinzo Oya.jpg Shinzō Ōya
(Interim)
December 14, 1948February 16, 194964
38 Hayato Ikeda 1962.jpg Hayato Ikeda February 16, 1949October 30, 19521352
39 Tadaharu Mukai.jpg Tadaharu Mukai October 30, 1952May 21, 1953203
40 Ogasawara-Sankuro-1.jpg Sankurō Ogasawara May 21, 1953December 10, 1954568
41 ICHIMADA Hisato.jpg Hisato Ichimada December 10, 1954November 22, 1955744 Ichirō Hatoyama
November 22, 1955December 23, 1956
(38) Hayato Ikeda 1962.jpg Hayato Ikeda December 23, 1956July 10, 1957199 Tanzan Ishibashi
Nobusuke Kishi
(41) ICHIMADA Hisato.jpg Hisato Ichimada July 10, 1957June 12, 1958337
42 Eisaku Sato.jpg Eisaku Satō June 12, 1958July 19, 1960768
43 Mikio Mizuta.jpg Mikio Mizuta July 19, 1960July 18, 1962729 Hayato Ikeda
44 Tanaka Cropped.jpg Kakuei Tanaka July 18, 1962June 3, 19651051
Eisaku Satō
45 Takeo Fukuda 1977 adjusted.jpg Takeo Fukuda June 3, 1965December 3, 1966548
(43) Mikio Mizuta.jpg Mikio Mizuta December 3, 1966November 30, 1968728
(45) Takeo Fukuda 1977 adjusted.jpg Takeo Fukuda November 30, 1968July 5, 1971947
(43) Mikio Mizuta.jpg Mikio Mizuta July 5, 1971July 7, 1972368
46 Goshichi no kiri.svg Koshiro Ueki July 7, 1972December 22, 1972168 Kakuei Tanaka
47 Kiichi Aichi.jpg Kiichi Aichi December 22, 1972November 23, 1973336
(45) Takeo Fukuda 1977 adjusted.jpg Takeo Fukuda November 25, 1973July 16, 1974233
48 Masayoshi Ohira.jpg Masayoshi Ōhira July 16, 1974December 24, 1976892
Takeo Miki
49 Goshichi no kiri.svg Hideo Bo December 24, 1976November 28, 1977339 Takeo Fukuda
50 Goshichi no kiri.svg Tatsuo Murayama November 28, 1977December 7, 1978374
51 Goshichi no kiri.svg Ippei Kaneko December 7, 1978November 9, 1979337 Masayoshi Ōhira
52 Noboru Takeshita cropped Noboru Takeshita 198711.jpg Noboru Takeshita November 9, 1979July 17, 1980251
53 Michio Watanabe 1993.jpg Michio Watanabe July 17, 1980November 27, 1982863 Zenkō Suzuki
(52) Noboru Takeshita cropped Noboru Takeshita 198711.jpg Noboru Takeshita November 27, 1982July 22, 19861333 Yasuhiro Nakasone
54 Kiichi Miyazawa.jpg Kiichi Miyazawa July 22, 1986December 9, 1988871
Noboru Takeshita
(52) Noboru Takeshita cropped Noboru Takeshita 198711.jpg Noboru Takeshita
(Acting)
December 9, 1988December 27, 198818
(50) Goshichi no kiri.svg Tatsuo Murayama December 27, 1988August 10, 1989226
Sosuke Uno
55 Ryutaro Hashimoto.jpg Ryutaro Hashimoto August 10, 1989October 14, 1991795 Toshiki Kaifu
- Toshiki Kaifu 1991.jpg Toshiki Kaifu
(Acting)
October 14, 1991November 5, 199122
56 Tsutomu Hata cropped Tsutomu Hata 199404.jpg Tsutomu Hata November 5, 1991December 12, 1992403 Kiichi Miyazawa
57 Goshichi no kiri.svg Yoshiro Hayashi December 12, 1992August 9, 1993240
58 Hisahiro Fujii cropped 1 G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting 20091003.jpg Hirohisa Fujii August 9, 1993June 30, 1994325 Morihiro Hosokawa
Tsutomu Hata
59 Goshichi no kiri.svg Masayoshi Takemura June 30, 1994January 11, 1996560 Tomiichi Murayama
60 Goshichi no kiri.svg Wataru Kubo January 11, 1996November 7, 1996301 Ryutaro Hashimoto
61 Goshichi no kiri.svg Hiroshi Mitsuzuka November 7, 1996January 28, 1998447
62 Hikaru Matsunaga.jpg Hikaru Matsunaga January 30, 1998July 30, 1998181
(54) Kiichi Miyazawa.jpg Kiichi Miyazawa July 30, 1998April 26, 20011001 Keizo Obuchi
Yoshirō Mori
63 Masajuro Shiokawa cropped 2 Finance Ministers of G7 20030412.jpg Masajuro Shiokawa April 26, 2001September 22, 2003879 Junichiro Koizumi
64 Tanigaki Sadakazu.jpg Sadakazu Tanigaki September 22, 2003September 26, 20061100
65 Koji Omi.jpg Kōji Omi September 26, 2006August 27, 2007335 Shinzō Abe
66 Nukaga Fukushiro 1-2.jpg Fukushiro Nukaga August 27, 2007August 2, 2008341
Yasuo Fukuda
67 sabon -8632564647 fb1ba67294 o.jpg Bunmei Ibuki August 2, 2008September 24, 200853
68 Shoichi Nakagawa cropped.jpg Shōichi Nakagawa September 24, 2008February 18, 2009147 Tarō Asō
69 Kaoru Yosano cropped 1 Timothy Geithner and Kaoru Yosano 20090424.jpg Kaoru Yosano February 18, 2009September 16, 2009210
(58) Hisahiro Fujii cropped 1 G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting 20091003.jpg Hirohisa Fujii September 16, 2009January 6, 2010112 Yukio Hatoyama
70 Kan Naoto.jpg Naoto Kan January 6, 2010June 8, 2010153
71 Secretary Geithner Greets Japanese Prime Minister Noda (8079678592) cropped.jpg Yoshihiko Noda June 8, 2010September 2, 2011451 Naoto Kan
72 Minister Azumi.jpg Jun Azumi September 2, 2011October 1, 2012395 Yoshihiko Noda
73 Koriki Jojima.jpg Koriki Jojima October 1, 2012December 26, 201286
74 Aso Taro.jpg Tarō Asō December 26, 2012October 4, 20213204 Shinzō Abe
Yoshihide Suga
75 Shunichi Suzuki cropped 2 Shunichi Suzuki and Yukiya Amano 20130701.jpg Shunichi Suzuki October 4, 2021Incumbent15 Fumio Kishida

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