Minister of Justice (Japan)

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The Minister of Justice (法務大臣?, Hōmu Daijin) is the member of the Cabinet of Japan in charge of the Ministry of Justice.

Ministers of Justice (2001–)[edit]

  Liberal Democratic
  Democratic

Justice Minister Term of office Prime Minister
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
1 Komura Masahiko 1-3.jpg Masahiko Kōmura January 6, 2001 April 26, 2001 110 Yoshirō Mori
2 Goshichi no kiri.svg Mayumi Moriyama April 26, 2001 September 22, 2003 879 Junichiro Koizumi
3 Goshichi no kiri.svg Daizō Nozawa September 22, 2003 September 27, 2004 371
4 Goshichi no kiri.svg Chieko Nohno September 27, 2004 October 31, 2005 399
5 Goshichi no kiri.svg Seiken Sugiura October 31, 2005 September 26, 2006 330
6 Goshichi no kiri.svg Jinen Nagase September 26, 2006 August 27, 2007 335 Shinzō Abe
7 Schieffer Hatoyama March 11 2008.jpg Kunio Hatoyama August 27, 2007 August 2, 2008 341
Yasuo Fukuda
8 Goshichi no kiri.svg Okiharu Yasuoka August 2, 2008 September 24, 2008 53
9 Goshichi no kiri.svg Eisuke Mori September 24, 2008 September 16, 2009 357 Taro Aso
10 Keiko Chiba Kawasaki campaign.jpg Keiko Chiba September 16, 2009 September 7, 2010 356 Yukio Hatoyama
Naoto Kan
11 Minoru Yanagida cropped 1 Minoru Yanagida and Ambassadors 20101022.jpg Minoru Yanagida September 7, 2010 November 22, 2010 76
12 Yoshito Sengoku - World Economic Forum Annual Meeting Davos 2010.jpg Yoshito Sengoku November 22, 2010 January 14, 2011 53
13 Satsuki Eda cropped.jpg Satsuki Eda January 14, 2011 September 2, 2011 231
14 Hideo Hiraoka 20120731.jpg Hideo Hiraoka September 2, 2011 January 13, 2012 133 Yoshihiko Noda
15 Toshio Ogawa cropped 2 Toshio Ogawa 20110603 1.jpg Toshio Ogawa January 13, 2012 June 4, 2012 143
16 Goshichi no kiri.svg Makoto Taki June 4, 2012 October 1, 2012 119
17 Keishu Tanaka.jpg Keishu Tanaka October 1, 2012 October 23, 2012 22
(16) Goshichi no kiri.svg Makoto Taki October 23, 2012 December 26, 2012 64
19 Tanigaki Sadakazu.jpg Sadakazu Tanigaki December 26, 2012 September 3, 2014 616 Shinzō Abe
20 Midori Baba cropped 2 Midori Baba and Li Yong 20131105.jpg Midori Matsushima September 3, 2014 October 20, 2014 47
21 Yoko Kamikawa cropped 2 Taku Otsuka Tim Hitchens and Yoko Kamikawa 20150401.jpg Yōko Kamikawa October 20, 2014 October 7, 2015 352
22 Goshichi no kiri.svg Mitsuhide Iwaki October 7, 2015 August 3, 2016 301
23 Goshichi no kiri.svg Katsutoshi Kaneda August 3, 2016 Incumbent 295