List of Speakers of the House of Representatives of Japan

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List of Speakers or Presidents (gichō) and Vice-Speakers or Vice Presidents (fuku-gichō) of the House of Representatives of Japan.

Note: Many House Presidents and Vice-Presidents, including most in recent decades, leave their parliamentary party during their tenure and formally become independents (but retain membership of the wider party).

Speakers[edit]

The official residence of the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Shūgiin gichō kōtei) in Nagatachō, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo is mainly used for receptions of state guests and other official occasions. The residence of the vice-speaker is located in Akasaka in Minato ward.
# Name Party Entered office Left office
Empire of Japan
1 Nobuyuki Nakajima (Constitutional) Liberal Party
(Rikken) Jiyūtō
November 26, 1890 December 25, 1891 (dissolution)
2 Tōru Hoshi Liberal Party
Jiyūtō
May 3, 1892 December 13, 1893 (expulsion)
3 Masataka Kusumoto Dōmei Club December 15, 1893 December 30, 1893 (dissolution)
4 Masataka Kusumoto Constitutional Reform Party
Rikken Kakushintō
May 12, 1894 June 2, 1894 (dissolution)
5 Masataka Kusumoto Constitutional Reform Party October 15, 1894 June 8, 1896 (resignation)
6 Kazuo Hatoyama Progressive Party
Shinpotō
December 22, 1896 December 25, 1897 (dissolution)
7 Kenkichi Kataoka (Const.) Ass. of political friends
(Rikken) Seiyūkai
May 15, 1898 June 10, 1898 (dissolution)
8 Kenkichi Kataoka Seiyūkai November 9, 1898 December 7, 1902
9 Kenkichi Kataoka Seiyūkai December 7, 1902 December 28, 1902 (dissolution)
10 Kenkichi Kataoka Seiyūkai May 9, 1903 October 31, 1903 (death)
11 Hironaka Kōno Constitutional Party
Kenseitō
December 5, 1903 December 11, 1903 (dissolution)
12 Masahisa Matsuda Seiyūkai March 18, 1904 January 19, 1906 (resignation)
13 Teiichi Sugita Seiyūkai January 23, 1906 December 23, 1908
14 Sumitaka Haseba Seiyūkai December 23, 1908 September 6, 1911 (resignation)
15 Ikuzō Ōoka Seiyūkai December 24, 1911 August 21, 1912
16 Ikuzō Ōoka Seiyūkai August 21, 1912 March 6, 1914 (resignation)
17 Sumitaka Haseba Seiyūkai March 7, 1914 March 15, 1914 (death)
18 Shigesaburō Oku Seiyūkai March 17, 1914 December 25, 1914 (dissolution)
19 Saburō Shimada Rikken Dōshikai May 17, 1915 January 25, 1917 (dissolution)
20 Ikuzō Ōoka Seiyūkai June 21, 1917 February 26, 1920 (dissolution)
21 Shigesaburō Oku Seiyūkai June 26, 1920 February 16, 1923 (resignation)
22 Gizō Kasuya Seiyūkai February 17, 1923 January 31, 1924 (dissolution)
23 Gizō Kasuya Seiyūkai → Independent June 26, 1924 March 25, 1927 (resignation)
24 Shigeru Morita Constitutional Ass.
Kenseikai
March 26, 1927 January 21, 1928 (dissolution)
25 Hajime Motoda Seiyūkai April 20, 1928 March 14, 1929 (resignation)
26 Mosuke Kawahara Seiyūkai March 15, 1929 May 15, 1929 (death)
27 Zenbē Horikiri Seiyūkai December 26, 1929 January 21, 1930 (dissolution)
28 Ikunosuke Fujisawa (Const.) Democratic Party
(Rikken) Minseitō
April 23, 1930 April 13, 1931 (resignation)
29 Kejirō Nakamura Minseitō December 26, 1931 January 21, 1932 (dissolution)
30 Kiyoshi Akita Seiyūkai March 18, 1932 December 13, 1932 (resignation)
31 Kunimatsu Hamada Seiyūkai December 24, 1934 January 21, 1936 (dissolution)
32 Kōjirō Tomita Minseitō May 1, 1936 March 31, 1937 (dissolution)
33 Shōju Koyama Minseitō → Yokusan Giin Dōmei July 23, 1937 December 22, 1941 (resignation)
34 Kazutami Tago Yokusan Giin Dōmei → Yokusan Seijikai December 24, 1941 May 25, 1942
35 Tadahiko Okada Yokusan Seijikai May 25, 1942 April 9, 1945 (resignation)
36 Toshio Shimada Dainihon SeijikaiJapanese Progressive Party June 8, 1945 December 18, 1945 (dissolution)
37 Senzō Higai Japanese Liberal Party (JLP) May 22, 1946 August 23, 1946 (resignation)
38 Takeshi Yamazaki JLP → Independent August 23, 1946 March 31, 1947 (dissolution)
State of Japan
39 Komakichi Matsuoka Japanese Socialist Party (JSP) → JSP (right wing) May 21, 1947 December 23, 1948 (dissolution)
40 Kijūrō Shidehara Democratic Liberal Party February 11, 1949 March 10, 1951 (death)
41 Jōji Hayashi Liberal Party (LP) March 13, 1951 August 1, 1952 (resignation)
42 Banboku Ōno LP August 26, 1952 August 28, 1952 (dissolution)
43 Banboku Ōno LP October 24, 1952 March 14, 1953 (dissolution)
44 Yasujirō Tsutsumi Progressive Party May 18, 1953 December 10, 1954 (resignation)
45 Tō Matsunaga Japanese Democratic Party December 11, 1954 January 24, 1955 (dissolution)
46 Shūji Masutani Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) March 18, 1955 April 25, 1958 (dissolution)
47 Nirō Hoshijima LDP June 11, 1958 December 13, 1958 (resignation)
48 Ryōgorō Katō LDP December 13, 1958 February 1, 1960 (resignation)
49 Ichirō Kiyose LDP February 1, 1960 October 24, 1960 (dissolution)
50 Ichirō Kiyose LDP December 7, 1960 October 23, 1963 (dissolution)
51 Naka Funada LDP December 7, 1963 December 20, 1965 (resignation)
52 Kikuichirō Yamaguchi LDP December 20, 1965 December 3, 1966 (resignation)
53 Kentarō Ayabe LDP December 3, 1966 December 27, 1966 (dissolution)
54 Mitsujirō Ishii LDP February 15, 1967 July 16, 1969 (resignation)
55 Takechiyo Matsuda LDP December 3, 1969 December 27, 1969 (dissolution)
56 Naka Funada LDP January 14, 1970 November 13, 1972 (dissolution)
57 Umekichi Nakamura LDP December 22, 1972 May 29, 1973 (resignation)
58 Shigesaburō Maeo LDP May 29, 1973 December 9, 1976
59 Shigeru Hori LDP December 24, 1976 February 1, 1979 (resignation)
60 Hirokichi Nadao LDP February 1, 1979 September 7, 1979 (dissolution)
61 Hirokichi Nadao LDP October 30, 1979 May 19, 1980 (dissolution)
62 Hajime Fukuda LDP July 17, 1980 November 28, 1983 (dissolution)
63 Kenji Fukunaga LDP December 26, 1983 January 24, 1985 (resignation)
64 Michita Sakata LDP January 24, 1985 June 2, 1986 (dissolution)
65 Kenzaburō Hara LDP July 22, 1986 June 2, 1989 (resignation)
66 Hajime Tamura LDP June 2, 1989 January 24, 1990 (dissolution)
67 Yoshio Sakurauchi LDP February 27, 1990 June 18, 1993 (dissolution)
68 Takako Doi JSP August 6, 1993 September 27, 1996 (dissolution)
69 Sōichirō Itō LDP November 7, 1996 June 2, 2000 (dissolution)
70 Tamisuke Watanuki LDP July 4, 2000 October 10, 2003 (dissolution)
71 Yōhei Kōno LDP November 19, 2003 August 8, 2005 (dissolution)
72 Yōhei Kōno LDP September 21, 2005 July 21, 2009 (dissolution)
73 Takahiro Yokomichi Democratic Party (DPJ) September 16, 2009 November 16, 2012 (dissolution)
74 Bunmei Ibuki LDP December 26, 2012 November 21, 2014 (dissolution)
75 Nobutaka Machimura LDP December 24, 2014 April 21, 2015 (resignation)
76 Tadamori Oshima LDP April 21, 2015

Vice-Speakers[edit]

# Name Party Entered office Left office
Empire of Japan
1 Mamichi Tsuda Taiseikai November 26, 1890 December 25, 1891
2 Arasuke Sone May 3, 1892 August 31, 1893
3 Masataka Kusumoto November 26, 1893 December 15, 1893
4 Iiwane Abe December 18, 1893 December 30, 1893
5 Kenkichi Katoka May 12, 1894 June 2, 1894
6 Saburō Shimada October 15, 1894 December 25, 1897
7 Hajime Motoda May 15, 1898 June 10, 1898
8 Hajime Motoda November 9, 1898 December 7, 1902
9 Hajime Motoda December 7, 1902 December 28, 1902
10 Teiichi Sugita May 9, 1903 December 11, 1903
11 Katsundo Minoura March 18, 1904 December 23, 1908
12 Ryū Koizuka Const. People's Party
Rikken Kokumintō
December 23, 1908 August 21, 1912
13 Naohiko Seki Const. People's Party August 21, 1912 December 25, 1914
14 Takuzō Hanai Impartial Ass. or "Upright Party"
Chūseikai
May 17, 1915 December 26, 1915
15 Seiji Hayami Chūseikai → Kenseikai December 26, 1915 January 25, 1917
16 Kunimatsu Hamada Const. People's Party June 21, 1917 February 26, 1920
17 Gizō Kasuya Seiyūkai June 29, 1920 February 17, 1923
18 Genji Matsuda Seiyūkai February 17, 1923 January 31, 1924
19 Matajirō Koizumi Kenseikai → Independent June 26, 1924 March 25, 1927
20 Gohē Matsuura Seiyūkai March 26, 1927 January 21, 1928
21 Ichirō Kiyose Shinsei Club April 20, 1928 January 21, 1930
22 Shōju Koyama Minseitō April 21, 1930 December 22, 1931
23 Giichi Masuda Independent December 23, 1931 January 21, 1932
24 Etsujirō Uehara Seiyūkai March 18, 1932 January 21, 1936
25 Tadahiko Okada Seiyūkai May 1, 1936 March 21, 1937
26 Tsuneo Kanemitsu Seiyūkai July 23, 1937 August 31, 1939
27 Kazutami Tago Seiyūkai → Yokusan Giin Dōmei December 23, 1939 December 22, 1941
28 Sakusaburō Uchigasaki Yokusan Giin Dōmei December 24, 1941 May 25, 1942
29 Sakusaburō Uchigasaki Yokusan Seijikai May 25, 1942 June 7, 1945
30 Eikichi Katsuta Dainihon Seijikai → Japanese Progressive Party June 8, 1945 December 18, 1945
31 Kozaemon Kimura Japanese Progressive Party May 22, 1946 February 15, 1947
32 Tomoharu Inoue Japanese Progressive Party February 21, 1947 March 31, 1947
State of Japan
33 Man'itsu Tanaka Democratic Party May 21, 1947 December 23, 1948
34 Nobuyuki Iwamoto Democratic Liberal Party February 11, 1949 August 28, 1952
35 Nobuyuki Iwamoto LP October 24, 1952 March 14, 1953
36 Hyō Hara JSP (left wing) May 18, 1953 December 15, 1954
37 Masamichi Takatsu JSP (left wing) December 11, 1954 January 24, 1955
38 Motojirō Sugiyama JSP (right wing) → JSP March 18, 1955 April 25, 1958
39 Saburō Shiikuma LDP June 11, 1958 December 13, 1958
40 Kiyoshi Masaki JSP December 13, 1958 January 30, 1960
41 Kōichi Nakamura JSP January 30, 1960 October 24, 1960
42 Tsurumatsu Kubota JSP December 7, 1960 June 8, 1961
43 Kenzaburō Hara LDP June 8, 1961 October 23, 1963
44 Isaji Tanaka LDP December 7, 1963 December 20, 1965
45 Sunao Sonoda LDP December 20, 1965 December 27, 1966
46 Sunao Sonoda LDP February 15, 1967 November 25, 1967
47 Hisao Kodaira LDP December 4, 1967 July 16, 1969
48 Sensuke Fujieda LDP July 16, 1969 December 2, 1969
49 Seijūrō Arafune LDP January 14, 1970 January 29, 1972
50 Shirō Hasegawa LDP January 29, 1972 November 13, 1972
51 Daisuke Akita LDP December 22, 1972 December 9, 1976
52 Shōichi Mitake JSP December 24, 1976 September 7, 1979
53 Haruo Okada JSP October 30, 1979 May 19, 1980
54 Haruo Okada JSP July 17, 1980 November 28, 1983
55 Seiichi Katsumata JSP December 26, 1983 June 2, 1986
56 Shinnen Tagaya JSP July 22, 1986 June 2, 1989
57 Yoshinori Yasui JSP June 2, 1989 January 24, 1990
58 Kiichi Murayama JSP February 27, 1990 June 18, 1993
59 Hyōsuke Kujiraoka LDP August 6, 1993 September 27, 1996
60 Kōzō Watanabe New Frontier Party November 7, 1996 June 2, 2000
61 Kōzō Watanabe Independents (political party)
Mushozoku no Kai ("Ass. of Independents")
July 4, 2000 October 10, 2003
62 Kansei Nakano DPJ November 19, 2003 August 8, 2005
63 Takahiro Yokomichi DPJ September 21, 2005 July 21, 2009
64 Seishirō Etō LDP September 16, 2009 November 16, 2012
65 Hirotaka Akamatsu DPJ December 26, 2012 November 21, 2014
66 Tatsuo Kawabata DPJ December 24, 2014

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