List of Chief Justices of Japan

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The following is a list of Chief Justices of Japan. The Chief Justice presides over the Supreme Court of Japan.

Name Kanji Appointment date
Tadahiko Mibuchi 三淵忠彦 August 4, 1947
Kotaro Tanaka 田中耕太郎 March 3, 1950
Kisaburo Yokota 横田喜三郎 October 25, 1960
Masatoshi Yokota 横田正俊 August 6, 1966
Kazuto Ishida 石田和外 January 11, 1969
Tomokazu Murakami 村上朝一 May 21, 1973
Ekizo Fujibayashi 藤林益三 May 25, 1976
Machio Okahara 岡原昌男 August 26, 1977
Takaaki Hattori 服部高顯 April 2, 1979
Osamu Terada 寺田治郎 October 1, 1982
Koichi Yaguchi 矢口洪一 November 5, 1985
Ryohachi Kusaba 草場良八 February 20, 1990
Toru Miyoshi 三好達 November 7, 1995
Shigeru Yamagushi 山口繁 October 31, 1997
Akira Machida 町田顯 November 6, 2002
Niro Shimada 島田仁郎 October 16, 2006
Hironobu Takesaki 竹崎博允 November 21, 2008
Itsurō Terada 寺田逸郎 April 1, 2014

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