Spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan
Incumbent
Yuko Kishida

since 4 October 2021
ResidenceKantei
Inaugural holderItō Umeko
Formation19 October 1900

Role and duties

The role of the Prime Minister's consort is not an official position, and so they are not given a salary or official duties.

Spouse of the prime ministers of the Empire of Japan (1885–1947)

Spouse of the prime ministers during the Meiji period (1885–1912)

Spouse Tenure began Tenure ended Prime Minister
1 Itō Umeko[1]
伊藤 梅子
Itō Umeko
22 December 1885 30 April 1888 Itō Hirobumi
2 Kuroda Taki[2]
黑田 滝
Kuroda Taki
30 April 1888 25 October 1889 Kuroda Kiyotaka
3 Yamagata Tomoko[3]
山縣 友子
Yamagata Tomoko
24 December 1889 6 May 1891 Yamagata Aritomo
4 Matsukata Masako[4]
松方 滿佐子
Matsukata Masako
6 May 1891 8 August 1892 Matsukata Masayoshi
(1) Itō Umeko
伊藤 梅子
Itō Umeko
8 August 1892 31 August 1896 Itō Hirobumi
(4) Matsukata Masako
松方 滿佐子
Matsukata Masako
18 September 1896 12 January 1898 Matsukata Masayoshi
(1) Itō Umeko
伊藤 梅子
Itō Umeko
12 January 1898 30 June 1898 Itō Hirobumi
5 Ōkuma Ayako[5]
大隈 綾子
Ōkuma Ayako
30 June 1898 8 November 1898 Ōkuma Shigenobu
(3) Yamagata Tomoko
山縣 友子
Yamagata Tomoko
8 November 1898 19 October 1900 Yamagata Aritomo
(1) Itō Umeko
伊藤 梅子
Itō Umeko
19 October 1900 10 May 1901 Itō Hirobumi
6 Katsura Kanako[6]
桂 可那子
Katsura Kanako
2 June 1901 7 January 1906 Katsura Tarō
- Vacant 7 January 1906 14 July 1908 Saionji Kinmochi
6 Katsura Kanako
桂 可那子
Katsura Kanako
14 July 1908 30 August 1911 Katsura Tarō
- Vacant 30 August 1911 21 December 1912 Saionji Kinmochi

Spouse of the prime ministers during the Taishō period (1912–1926)

Spouse Tenure began Tenure ended Prime Minister
6 Katsura Kanako
桂 可那子
Katsura Kanako
21 December 1912 20 February 1913 Katsura Tarō
7 Yamamoto Tokiko[7]
山本 登喜子
Yamamoto Tokiko
20 February 1913 16 April 1914 Yamamoto Gonnohyōe
(5) Ōkuma Ayako
大隈 綾子
Ōkuma Ayako
16 April 1914 9 October 1916 Ōkuma Shigenobu
8 Terauchi Takiko[8]
寺内 タキコ
Terauchi Takiko
9 October 1916 29 September 1918 Terauchi Masatake
9 Hara Asa[9]
原 淺
Hara Asa
29 September 1918 4 November 1921 Hara Takashi
10 Takahashi Shina[10]
高橋 志な
Takahashi Shina
13 November 1921 12 June 1922 Takahashi Korekiyo
11 Kiyoko Katō[11]
加藤 喜代子
Katō Kiyoko
12 June 1922 24 August 1923 Katō Tomosaburō
(7) Yamamoto Tokiko
山本 登喜子
Yamamoto Tokiko
2 September 1923 7 January 1924 Yamamoto Gonnohyōe
12 Kiyoura Tōko[12]
清浦 錬子
Kiyoura Tōko
7 January 1924 11 June 1924 Kiyoura Keigo
13 Katō Haruji[13]
加藤 春路
Katō Haruji
11 June 1924 28 January 1926 Katō Takaaki
14 Tokuko Wakatsuki[14]
若槻 德子
Wakatsuki Tokuko
28 January 1926 20 April 1927 Wakatsuki Reijirō

Spouse of the prime ministers during the Shōwa period (1926–1947)

Spouse Tenure began Tenure ended Prime Minister
15 Sute Tanaka[15]
田中 壽天
Tanaka Sute
20 April 1927 2 July 1929 Tanaka Giichi
16 Natsu Hamaguchi[16]
濱口 夏
Hamaguchi Natsu
2 July 1929 14 April 1931 Osachi Hamaguchi
(14) Tokuko Wakatsuki
若槻 德子
Wakatsuki Tokuko
14 April 1931 13 December 1931 Wakatsuki Reijirō
17 Chiyoko Inukai[17]
犬養 千代子
Inukai Chiyoko
13 December 1931 15 May 1932 Inukai Tsuyoshi
18 Haruko Saitō[18]
齋藤 春子
Saitō Haruko
26 May 1932 8 July 1934 Saitō Makoto
- Vacant 8 July 1934 9 March 1936 Keisuke Okada
19 Shizuko Hirota[19]
廣田 静子
Hirota Shizuko
9 March 1936 2 February 1937 Kōki Hirota
20 Hatsu Hayashi[20]
林 初治
Hayashi Hatsu
2 February 1937 4 June 1937 Senjūrō Hayashi
21 Chiyoko Konoe[21]
近衞 千代子
Konoe Chiyoko
4 June 1937 5 January 1939 Fumimaro Konoe
- Vacant 5 January 1939 30 August 1939 Hiranuma Kiichirō
22 Mitsuko Abe[22]
阿部 みつ子
Abe Mitsuko
30 August 1939 16 January 1940 Nobuyuki Abe
23 Koma Yonai[23]
米内 こま
Yonai Koma
16 January 1940 22 July 1940 Mitsumasa Yonai
(21) Chiyoko Konoe
近衞 千代子
Konoe Chiyoko
22 July 1940 18 October 1941 Fumimaro Konoe
24 Katsuko Tōjō[24]
東條 かつ子
Tōjō Katsuko
17 October 1941 22 July 1944 Hideki Tōjō
25 Kaoruko Koiso[25]
小磯 馨子
Koiso Kaoruko
22 July 1944 7 April 1945 Kuniaki Koiso
26 Taka Suzuki[26]
鈴木 たか
Suzuki Taka
7 April 1945 17 August 1945 Kantarō Suzuki
27 Toshiko Higashikuni[27]
東久邇 聡子
Higashikuni Toshiko
17 August 1945 9 October 1945 Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni
28 Masako Shidehara[28]
幣原 雅子
Shidehara Masako
9 October 1945 22 May 1946 Kijūrō Shidehara
29 Kiyoko Yoshida[29]
吉田 喜代子
Yoshida Kiyoko
22 May 1946 24 May 1947 Shigeru Yoshida

Spouse of the prime ministers of the State of Japan (1947–present)

Spouse of the prime ministers during the Shōwa period (1947–1989)

Spouse Tenure began Tenure ended Prime Minister
30 Kikue Katayama[30]
片山 菊江
Katayama Kikue
24 May 1947 10 March 1948 Tetsu Katayama
31 Sumi Ashida[31]
芦田 壽美
Ashida Sumi
10 March 1948 15 October 1948 Hitoshi Ashida
(29) Kiyoko Yoshida
吉田 喜代子
Yoshida Kiyoko
15 October 1948 10 December 1954 Shigeru Yoshida
32 Kaoru Hatoyama[32]
鳩山 薫
Kaoru Hatoyama
10 December 1954 23 December 1956 Ichirō Hatoyama
33 Ume Ishibashi[33]
石橋 うめ
Ishibashi Ume
23 December 1956 25 February 1957 Tanzan Ishibashi
34 Yoshiko Kishi[34]
岸 良子
Kishi Yoshiko
25 February 1957 19 July 1960 Nobusuke Kishi
35 Mitsue Ikeda[35]
池田 滿枝
Ikeda Mitsue
19 July 1960 9 November 1964 Hayato Ikeda
36 Hiroko Satō[36]
佐藤 寛子
Satō Hiroko
9 November 1964 7 July 1972 Eisaku Satō
37 Hana Tanaka[37]
田中 はな
Tanaka Hana
7 July 1972 9 December 1974 Kakuei Tanaka
38 Mutsuko Miki[38]
三木 睦子
Miki Mutsuko
9 December 1974 24 December 1976 Takeo Miki
39 Mie Fukuda[39]
福田 三枝
Fukuda Mie
24 December 1976 7 December 1978 Takeo Fukuda
40 Shigeko Ōhira[40]
大平 志げ子
Ōhira Shigeko
7 December 1978 12 June 1980 Masayoshi Ōhira
41 Sachi Suzuki[41]
鈴木 さち
Suzuki Sachi
12 June 1980 27 November 1982 Zenkō Suzuki
42 Tsutako Nakasone[42]
中曾 根蔦子
Nakasone Tsutako
27 November 1982 6 November 1987 Yasuhiro Nakasone
43 Naoko Takeshita[43]
竹下 直子
Takeshita Naoko
6 November 1987 3 June 1989 Noboru Takeshita

Spouses of the prime ministers during the Heisei period (1989–2019)

Spouse Tenure began Tenure ended Prime Minister
44 Chiyo Uno[44]
宇野 千代
Uno Chiyo
3 June 1989 10 August 1989 Sōsuke Uno
45 Sachiyo Kaifu[45]
海部 幸世
Kaifu Sachiyo
10 August 1989 5 November 1991 Toshiki Kaifu
46 Yoko Miyazawa[46]
宮澤 庸子
Miyazawa Yōko
5 November 1991 9 August 1993 Kiichi Miyazawa
47 Kayoko Hosokawa[47]
細川 佳代子
Hosokawa Kayoko
9 August 1993 28 April 1994 Morihiro Hosokawa
48 Ayako Hata[48]
羽田 綏子
Hata Ayako
28 April 1994 30 June 1994 Tsutomu Hata
49 Yoshie Murayama[49]
村山 ヨシヱ
Murayama Yoshie
30 June 1994 11 January 1996 Tomiichi Murayama
50 Kumiko Hashimoto[50]
橋本 久美子
Hashimoto Kumiko
11 January 1996 30 July 1998 Ryutaro Hashimoto
51 Chizuko Obuchi[51]
小渕 千鶴子
Obuchi Chizuko
30 July 1998 5 April 2000 Keizō Obuchi
52 Chieko Mori[52]
森 智恵子
Mori Chieko
5 April 2000 26 April 2001 Yoshirō Mori
None 26 April 2001 26 September 2006 Junichirō Koizumi
53 Akie Abe[53]
安倍 昭恵
Abe Akie
26 September 2006 26 September 2007 Shinzō Abe
54 Kiyoko Fukuda[54]
福田 貴代子
Fukuda Kiyoko
26 September 2007 24 September 2008 Yasuo Fukuda
55 Chikako Asō[55]
麻生 千賀子
Asō Chikako
24 September 2008 16 September 2009 Tarō Asō
56 Miyuki Hatoyama[56]
鳩山 幸
Hatoyama Miyuki
16 September 2009 8 June 2010 Yukio Hatoyama
57 Nobuko Kan[57]
菅 伸子
Kan Nobuko
8 June 2010 2 September 2011 Naoto Kan
58 Hitomi Noda[58]
野田 仁実
Noda Hitomi
2 September 2011 26 December 2012 Yoshihiko Noda
(53) Akie Abe
安倍 昭恵
Abe Akie
26 December 2012 16 September 2020 Shinzō Abe

Spouse of the prime ministers during the Reiwa period (2019–present)

Spouse Tenure began Tenure ended Prime Minister
59 Mariko Suga
菅 真理子
Suga Mariko
16 September 2020 4 October 2021 Yoshihide Suga
60 Yuko Kishida
岸田 裕子
Kishida Yuko
4 October 2021 Incumbent Fumio Kishida

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