Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications
The Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications (総務大臣 Sōmu Daijin) is the member of the Cabinet of Japan in charge of the Internal Affairs and Communications. The post has been held by Sanae Takaichi since 3 September 2014.
Ministers for Internal Affairs and Communications
|Internal Affairs Minister||Term of office||Prime Minister|
|#||Portrait||Name||Took Office||Left Office||Days|
|1||Toranosuke Katayama||January 6, 2001||September 22, 2003||989||Yoshirō Mori|
|2||Taro Aso||September 22, 2003||October 31, 2005||770|
|3||Heizō Takenaka||October 31, 2005||September 26, 2006||330|
|4||Yoshihide Suga||September 26, 2006||August 27, 2007||335||Shinzō Abe|
|5||Hiroya Masuda||August 27, 2007||September 24, 2008||394|
|6||Kunio Hatoyama||September 24, 2008||June 12, 2009||261||Taro Aso|
|7||Tsutomu Sato||June 12, 2009||September 16, 2009||96|
|8||Kazuhiro Haraguchi||September 16, 2009||September 17, 2010||366||Yukio Hatoyama|
|9||Yoshihiro Katayama||September 17, 2010||September 2, 2011||350|
|10||Tatsuo Kawabata||September 2, 2011||October 1, 2012||395||Yoshihiko Noda|
|11||Shinji Tarutoko||October 1, 2012||December 26, 2012||86|
|12||Yoshitaka Shindō||December 26, 2012||September 3, 2014||616||Shinzō Abe|
|13||Sanae Takaichi||September 3, 2014||Incumbent||824|
- "Minister, State Secretary, Vice-Minister", Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications | Minister, State Secretary, Vice-Minister, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.
- "List of Ministers", List of Ministers (The Cabinet) | Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet, Cabinet Secretariat, Cabinet Public Relations Office, December 26, 2012.