Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications

Summary

Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
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Emblem of the Government of Japan
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Incumbent
Yasushi Kaneko

since 4 October 2021
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications
StyleHis Excellency
Member ofCabinet of Japan
National Security Council
Reports toPrime Minister of Japan
NominatorPrime Minister of Japan
AppointerEmperor of Japan
attested to by the Emperor
PrecursorMinister of Posts and Telecommunications
Minister of Home Affairs
Director-General of the Internal Affairs and Communications Bureau
FormationJanuary 6, 2001; 20 years ago (2001-01-06)
DeputyAdministrative Vice-Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
Salary¥20,916,000

The Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications (総務大臣, Soumu Daijin) is a member of the Cabinet of Japan and is the leader and chief executive officer of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. 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.

The current minister is Yasushi Kaneko, who took office on October 4, 2021.

List of Ministers for Internal Affairs and Communications (2001–)

  Liberal Democratic
  Democratic

Internal Affairs Minister Term of office Prime Minister
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
1 Toranosuke Katayama 200101.jpg 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 Hiroya Masuda 200708.jpg Hiroya Masuda August 27, 2007 September 24, 2008 394
Yasuo Fukuda
6 Kunio Hatoyama 200709.jpg Kunio Hatoyama September 24, 2008 June 12, 2009 261 Taro Aso
7 Tsutomu Satō.jpg 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 Shinji Tarutoko cropped 2 Shinji Tarutoko Minshu IMG 5451 20130707.jpg Shinji Tarutoko October 1, 2012 December 26, 2012 86
12 Yoshitaka Shindō.jpg Yoshitaka Shindō December 26, 2012 September 3, 2014 616 Shinzō Abe
14 Sanae Takaichi 200609.jpg Sanae Takaichi September 3, 2014 August 3, 2017 1065
15 Seiko Noda 200809.jpg Seiko Noda August 3, 2017 October 2, 2018 425
16 Masatoshi Ishida.jpg Masatoshi Ishida October 2, 2018 September 11, 2019 344
(14) Sanae Takaichi 200609.jpg Sanae Takaichi September 11, 2019 September 16, 2020 371
17 Ryota Takeda.jpg Ryota Takeda September 16, 2020 October 4, 2021 383 Yoshihide Suga
18 Kaneko Yasushi (2020).jpg Yasushi Kaneko October 4, 2021 Incumbent 61 Fumio Kishida
Reference: http://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_sosiki/annai/soshiki/rekidai.html

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