Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications

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The Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications (総務大臣 Sōmu Daijin?)[1][2] is the member of the Cabinet of Japan in charge of the Internal Affairs and Communications. The post has been held by Sanae Takaichi since 3 September 2014.

Ministers for Internal Affairs and Communications[edit]

  Liberal Democratic
  Democratic

Internal Affairs Minister Term of office Prime Minister
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
1 Goshichi no kiri.svg Toranosuke Katayama January 6, 2001 September 22, 2003 989 Yoshirō Mori
Junichiro Koizumi
2 Taro Aso in World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos (cropped).jpg Taro Aso September 22, 2003 October 31, 2005 770
3 Heizo Takenaka in 2006.jpg Heizō Takenaka October 31, 2005 September 26, 2006 330
4 Yoshihide Suga-1.jpg Yoshihide Suga September 26, 2006 August 27, 2007 335 Shinzō Abe
5 Masuda Hiroya 1-1.jpg Hiroya Masuda August 27, 2007 September 24, 2008 394
Yasuo Fukuda
6 Hatoyama Kunio 1-2.jpg Kunio Hatoyama September 24, 2008 June 12, 2009 261 Taro Aso
7 Goshichi no kiri.svg Tsutomu Sato June 12, 2009 September 16, 2009 96
8 Kazuhiro Haraguchi.jpg Kazuhiro Haraguchi September 16, 2009 September 17, 2010 366 Yukio Hatoyama
Naoto Kan
9 Katayama Yoshihiro 1-4.jpg Yoshihiro Katayama September 17, 2010 September 2, 2011 350
10 Tatsuo Kawabata cropped 2 Tatsuo Kawabata and David Warren 20120606.jpg Tatsuo Kawabata September 2, 2011 October 1, 2012 395 Yoshihiko Noda
11 Goshichi no kiri.svg Shinji Tarutoko October 1, 2012 December 26, 2012 86
12 Goshichi no kiri.svg Yoshitaka Shindō December 26, 2012 September 3, 2014 616 Shinzō Abe
13 Goshichi no kiri.svg Sanae Takaichi September 3, 2014 Incumbent 936
Reference: http://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_sosiki/annai/soshiki/rekidai.html

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minister, State Secretary, Vice-Minister", Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications | Minister, State Secretary, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
  2. ^ "List of Ministers", List of Ministers (The Cabinet) | Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet, Cabinet Secretariat, Cabinet Public Relations Office, December 26, 2012.