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This is a list of prime ministers of the Republic of Japan, previously also known as South Japan from 1948 to 2036.

South Japan

# Name Portrait Term of Office Party
Shigeru Yoshida
Shigeru Yoshida suit
1 November, 1948 - 27 March, 1955
Liberal
Ichirō Hatoyama
Hatoyama Ichirō
27 March, 1955 - 28 May, 1958
Liberal Democratic
Nobusuke Kishi
Nobusuke Kishi Dec 14, 1956
28 May, 1958 - 19 July, 1960
Liberal Democratic
Hayato Ikeda
Hayato Ikeda
19 July, 1960 - 9 November, 1964
Liberal Democratic
Eisaku Satō
Eisaku Sato cropped 2 Eisaku Sato 19641109
9 November, 1964 - 7 February, 1967
Liberal Democratic
Suehiro Nishio
NISHIO Suehiro
7 February, 1967 - 20 December, 1972
Kasuga Ikkō
Kasuga-Ikko-1
20 December, 1972 - 14 October, 1979
Masayoshi Ōhira
Masayoshi Ohira cropped 2 Masayoshi Ohira 19781207
14 October, 1979 - 12 June, 1980
Liberal Democratic
Zenkō Suzuki
Zenko Suzuki cropped 1 Zenko Suzuki 19800717
17 July, 1980 - 28 December, 1983
Liberal Democratic
Yasuhiro Nakasone
Yasuhiro Nakasone cropped 1 Yasuhiro Nakasone 19821127
28 December, 1983 - 6 November, 1987
Liberal Democratic
Noboru Takeshita
Noboru Takeshita cropped 2 Noboru Takeshita 19871106
6 November, 1987 - 3 June, 1989
Liberal Democratic
Sōsuke Uno
Sosuke Uno cropped 2 Sosuke Uno 19890603
3 June, 1989 - 10 August, 1989
Liberal Democratic
Toshiki Kaifu
Toshiki Kaifu cropped 2 Toshiki Kaifu 19890810
10 August, 1989 - 5 November, 1991
Liberal Democratic
Kiichi Miyazawa
Kiichi Miyazawa cropped 2 Kiichi Miyazawa 19911105
5 November, 1991 - 9 August, 1993
Liberal Democratic
Morihiro Hosokawa
Morihiro Hosokawa cropped 1 Morihiro Hosokawa 19930809
9 August, 1993 - 28 April, 1994
Japan New Party
Tomiichi Murayama
Tomiichi Murayama cropped 1 Tomiichi Murayama 19940630
28 April, 1994 - 28 June, 2003
Yukio Hatoyama
Yukio Hatoyama
28 June, 2003 - 16 September, 2009
Shinzō Abe
Shinzō Abe Official
16 September, 2009 - 26 December, 2012
Liberal Democratic
Yoshihiko Noda
Yoshihiko Noda-3
26 December, 2012 - 21 October, 2018
Yukio Edano
Yukio Edano 201210
21 October, 2018 - 16 June, 2024
Kanako Otsuji
201212事務所前にて
16 June, 2024 - 18 September, 2033
Takayuki Ochiai
Takayuki Ochiai cropped 2 Ochiaitakayuki
18 September, 2033 - 31 January, 2036

Post-reunification

# Name Portrait Term of Office Party
Takayuki Ochiai
Takayuki Ochiai cropped 2 Ochiaitakayuki
31 January, 2036 - 15 July, 2040
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