Minister of Justice (Japan)

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–)

  Liberal Democratic
  Democratic

Justice Minister Term of office Prime Minister
# Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
1 Masahiko Kōmura January 6, 2001 April 26, 2001 110 Yoshirō Mori
2 Mayumi Moriyama April 26, 2001 September 22, 2003 879 Junichiro Koizumi
3 Daizō Nozawa September 22, 2003 September 27, 2004 371
4 Chieko Nohno September 27, 2004 October 31, 2005 399
5 Seiken Sugiura October 31, 2005 September 26, 2006 330
6 Jinen Nagase September 26, 2006 August 27, 2007 335 Shinzō Abe
7 Kunio Hatoyama August 27, 2007 August 2, 2008 341
Yasuo Fukuda
8 Okiharu Yasuoka August 2, 2008 September 24, 2008 53
9 Eisuke Mori September 24, 2008 September 16, 2009 357 Taro Aso
10 Keiko Chiba September 16, 2009 September 7, 2010 356 Yukio Hatoyama
Naoto Kan
11 Minoru Yanagida September 7, 2010 November 22, 2010 76
12 Yoshito Sengoku November 22, 2010 January 14, 2011 53
13 Satsuki Eda January 14, 2011 September 2, 2011 231
14 Hideo Hiraoka September 2, 2011 January 13, 2012 133 Yoshihiko Noda
15 Toshio Ogawa January 13, 2012 June 4, 2012 143
16 Makoto Taki June 4, 2012 October 1, 2012 119
17 Keishu Tanaka October 1, 2012 October 23, 2012 22
(16) Makoto Taki October 23, 2012 December 26, 2012 64
19 Sadakazu Tanigaki December 26, 2012 September 3, 2014 616 Shinzō Abe
20 Midori Matsushima September 3, 2014 October 20, 2014 47
21 Yōko Kamikawa October 20, 2014 October 7, 2015 352
22 Mitsuhide Iwaki October 7, 2015 August 3, 2016 301
23 Katsutoshi Kaneda August 3, 2016 August 3, 2017 365
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(21)
Yōko Kamikawa August 3, 2017 October 2, 2018 425
25 Takashi Yamashita October 2, 2018 September 11, 2019 344
26 Katsuyuki Kawai September 11, 2019 October 31, 2019 50
27 Masako Mori October 31, 2019 Incumbent 40



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