Minister for Foreign Affairs (Japan)

The Minister for Foreign Affairs (外務大臣 Gaimu Daijin?) of Japan is the Cabinet member responsible for Japanese foreign policy and the chief executive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Since the end of the American occupation of Japan, the position has been one of the most powerful in the Cabinet, as Japan's economic interests have long relied on external relations. The recent efforts of former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to establish a more interventionist foreign policy have also heightened the importance of the position.

The position is currently held by Kōichirō Genba.

Contents

List of ministers

# Name Took office Left office
19th century
1 Inoue Kaoru 1885 1887
2 Itō Hirobumi 1887 1888
3 Ōkuma Shigenobu
(1st)
1888 1889
4 Aoki Shūzō
(1st)
1889 1891
5 Enomoto Takeaki 1891 1892
6 Mutsu Munemitsu 1892 1896
7 Saionji Kinmochi
(1st)
1896 1896
3 Ōkuma Shigenobu
(2nd)
1896 1897
8 Nishi Tokujirō 1897 1898
3 Ōkuma Shigenobu
(3rd)
1898 1898
4 Aoki Shūzō
(2nd)
1898 1900
20th century
9 Katō Takaaki
(1st)
1900 1901
10 Sone Arasuke 1901 1901
11 Komura Jutarō
(1st)
1901 1906
9 Katō Takaaki
(2nd)
1906 1906
7 Saionji Kinmochi
(2nd)
1906 1906
12 Hayashi Tadasu 1906 1908
13 Terauchi Masatake
(1st)
1908 1908
11 Komura Jutarō
(2nd)
1908 1911
14 Uchida Kosai
(1st)
1911 1912
15 Katsura Tarō 1912 1913
9 Katō Takaaki
(2nd)
1913 1913
16 Makino Nobuaki 1913 1914
9 Katō Takaaki
(3rd)
1914 1915
3 Ōkuma Shigenobu
(4th)
1915 1915
17 Ishii Kikujirō 1915 1916
13 Terauchi Masatake
(2nd)
1916 1916
18 Motono Ichirō 1916 1918
19 Gotō Shinpei 1918 1918
14 Uchida Kosai
(2nd)
1918 1923
20 Yamamoto Gonnohyōe 1923 1923
21 Hikokichi Ijuin 1923 1924
22 Matsui Keishirō 1924 1924
23 Kijūrō Shidehara
(1st)
1924 1927
24 Tanaka Giichi 1927 1929
23 Kijūrō Shidehara
(2nd)
1929 1931
25 Inukai Tsuyoshi 1931 1932
26 Kenkichi Yoshizawa 1932 1932
27 Saitō Makoto 1932 1932
14 Uchida Kosai
(3rd)
1932 1933
28 Kōki Hirota
(1st)
1933 1936
29 Hachirō Arita
(1st)
1936 1937
30 Senjuro Hayashi 1937 1937
31 Naotake Satō 1937 1937
28 Kōki Hirota
(2nd)
1937 1938
32 Kazushige Ugaki 1938 1938
29 Hachirō Arita
(2nd)
1938 1939
33 Nobuyuki Abe 1939 1939
34 Kichisaburō Nomura 1939 1940
29 Hachirō Arita
(3rd)
1940 1940
35 Yōsuke Matsuoka 1940 1941
36 Teijirō Toyoda 1941 1941
37 Shigenori Tōgō
(1st)
1941 1942
38 Hideki Tōjō 1942 1942
39 Masayuki Tani 1942 1943
40 Mamoru Shigemitsu
(1st)
1943 1945
41 Kantarō Suzuki 1945 1945
37 Shigenori Tōgō
(2nd)
1945 1945
40 Mamoru Shigemitsu
(2nd)
1945 1945
42 Shigeru Yoshida
(1st)
1945 1947
43 Hitoshi Ashida 1947 1948
42 Shigeru Yoshida
(2nd)
1948 1952
Katsuo Okazaki 1952 1954
40 Mamoru Shigemitsu
(3rd)
1954 1956
44 Nobusuke Kishi 1956 1957
45 Aiichiro Fujiyama 1957 1960
46 Zentaro Kosaka
(1st)
1960 1962
47 Masayoshi Ōhira
(1st)
1962 1964
48 Shiina Etsusaburo 1964 1966
49 Takeo Miki 1966 1968
50 Kiichi Aichi 1968 1971
51 Takeo Fukuda 1971 1972
47 Masayoshi Ōhira
(2nd)
1972 1974
52 Toshio Kimura 1974 1974
53 Kiichi Miyazawa 1974 1976
46 Zentaro Kosaka
(2nd)
1976 1976
54 Iichirō Hatoyama 1976 1977
55 Sunao Sonoda
(1st)
1977 1979
56 Saburo Okita 1979 1980
57 Masayoshi Ito 1980 1981
55 Sunao Sonoda
(2nd)
1981 1981
58 Yoshio Sakurauchi 1981 1982
57 Shintaro Abe 1982 1986
58 Tadashi Kuranari 1986 1987
59 Sōsuke Uno 1987 1989
60 Hiroshi Mitsuzuka 1989 1989
61 Taro Nakayama 1989 1991
62 Michio Watanabe 1991 1993
63 Kabun Muto 1993 1993
64 Tsutomu Hata 1993 1994
65 Koji Kakizawa 1994 1994
66 Yohei Kono
(1st)
1994 1996
67 Yukihiko Ikeda 1996 1997
68 Keizō Obuchi 1997 1998
69 Masahiko Kōmura
(1st)
1998 1999
66 Yohei Kono
(2nd)
1999 2001
21st century
70 Makiko Tanaka 2001 2002
71 Junichiro Koizumi 2002 2002
72 Yoriko Kawaguchi 2002 2004
73 Nobutaka Machimura
(1st)
2004 2005
74 Tarō Asō 2005 2007
73 Nobutaka Machimura
(2nd)
2007 2007
69 Masahiko Kōmura
(2nd)
2007 2008
75 Hirofumi Nakasone 2008 2009
76 Katsuya Okada 2009 2010
77 Seiji Maehara 2010 2011
Yukio Edano (acting) 2011 2011
78 Takeaki Matsumoto 2011 2011
79 Kōichirō Genba 2011 Present

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