Spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan
Yuko Kishida 26032022.jpg
Incumbent
Yuko Kishida
since 4 October 2021
ResidenceKantei
Inaugural holderItō Umeko
Formation19 October 1900; 122 years ago (1900-10-19)

This is a list of spouses of prime ministers of Japan. They have all been women.

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 Japan

No. Portrait Name Tenure began Tenure ended Prime minister
1
Umeko Ito.jpg
Itō Umeko[1]
伊藤 梅子
3 December 1848 – 12 April 1924
22 December 1885 30 April 1888 Itō Hirobumi
married in 1866
2
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Kuroda Taki[2]
黒田 滝子
27 September 1863 – 1904
30 April 1888 25 October 1889 Kuroda Kiyotaka
married on 10 December 1880
3
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Yamagata Tomoko[3]
山縣 友子
13 June 1851 – 12 September 1893
24 December 1889 6 May 1891 Yamagata Aritomo
married in 1868
4 Matsukata Masako[4]
松方 満佐子
18 April 1845 – 13 September 1920
6 May 1891 8 August 1892 Matsukata Masayoshi
married in 1860
(1)
Umeko Ito.jpg
Itō Umeko
伊藤 梅子
3 December 1848 – 12 April 1924
8 August 1892 31 August 1896 Itō Hirobumi
married in 1866
(4) Matsukata Masako
松方 満佐子
18 April 1845 – 13 September 1920
18 September 1896 12 January 1898 Matsukata Masayoshi
married in 1860
(1)
Umeko Ito.jpg
Itō Umeko
伊藤 梅子
3 December 1848 – 12 April 1924
12 January 1898 30 June 1898 Itō Hirobumi
married in 1866
5
Ohkuma Ayako.jpg
Ōkuma Ayako[5]
大隈 綾子
28 November 1850 – 28 April 1923
30 June 1898 8 November 1898 Ōkuma Shigenobu
married in 1869
Vacant 8 November 1898 19 October 1900 Yamagata Aritomo
(1)
Umeko Ito.jpg
Itō Umeko
伊藤 梅子
3 December 1848 – 12 April 1924
19 October 1900 10 May 1901 Itō Hirobumi
married in 1866
6 Katsura Kanako[6]
桂 可那子
20 February 1875 – 17 August 1940
2 June 1901 7 January 1906 Katsura Tarō
married in 1891
Vacant 7 January 1906 14 July 1908 Saionji Kinmochi
(6) Katsura Kanako
桂 可那子
20 February 1875 – 17 August 1940
14 July 1908 30 August 1911 Katsura Tarō
married in 1891
Vacant 30 August 1911 21 December 1912 Saionji Kinmochi
(6) Katsura Kanako
桂 可那子
20 February 1875 – 17 August 1940
21 December 1912 20 February 1913 Katsura Tarō
married in 1891
7
Tokiko Yamamoto.jpg
Yamamoto Tokiko[7]
山本 登喜子
6 June 1880 – 30 March 1933
20 February 1913 16 April 1914 Yamamoto Gonnohyōe
married on 28 August 1878
(5)
Ohkuma Ayako.jpg
Ōkuma Ayako
大隈 綾子
28 November 1850 – 28 April 1923
16 April 1914 9 October 1916 Ōkuma Shigenobu
married in 1869
8 Terauchi Taki[8]
寺内 タキ
18 January 1863 – 4 June 1920
9 October 1916 29 September 1918 Terauchi Masatake
married on unknown date
9
Hara Asa[9]
原 淺
1871 – 1923
29 September 1918 4 November 1921 Hara Takashi
married in 1908
10
Takahashi Shina[10]
高橋 志な
4 November 1865 – 31 May 1946
13 November 1921 12 June 1922 Takahashi Korekiyo
married in 1890
11 Kiyoko Katō[11]
加藤 喜代子
25 December 1874 – 20 January 1940
12 June 1922 24 August 1923 Katō Tomosaburō
married in 1890
(7)
Tokiko Yamamoto.jpg
Yamamoto Tokiko[7]
山本 登喜子
6 June 1880 – 30 March 1933
2 September 1923 7 January 1924 Yamamoto Gonnohyōe
married on 28 August 1878
12
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Kiyoura Tōko[12]
清浦 錬子
24 March 1858 – 6 October 1944
7 January 1924 11 June 1924 Kiyoura Keigo
married in 1873
13 Katō Haruji[13]
加藤 春路
17 March 1864 – December 1942
11 June 1924 28 January 1926 Katō Takaaki
married in 1886
14 Tokuko Wakatsuki[14]
若槻 德子
28 April 1872 – 3 December 1956
28 January 1926 20 April 1927 Wakatsuki Reijirō
married in 1892
15 Sute Tanaka[15]
田中 壽天
24 August 1874 – September 1937
20 April 1927 2 July 1929 Tanaka Giichi
married in 1893
16 Natsu Hamaguchi[16]
濱口 夏
1873 – died on unknown date
2 July 1929 14 April 1931 Hamaguchi Osachi
married in 1889
(14) Tokuko Wakatsuki
若槻 德子
28 April 1872 – 3 December 1956
14 April 1931 13 December 1931 Wakatsuki Reijirō
married in 1892
17 Chiyoko Inukai[17]
犬養 千代子
1865 – 25 August 1952
13 December 1931 15 May 1932 Inukai Tsuyoshi
married in 1891
18 Haruko Saitō[18]
齋藤 春子
10 March 1873 – 14 September 1971
26 May 1932 8 July 1934 Saitō Makoto
married on 5 February 1892
Vacant 8 July 1934 9 March 1936 Keisuke Okada
19
Shizuko Hirota.jpg
Shizuko Hirota[19]
廣田 静子
1885 – 18 May 1946
9 March 1936 2 February 1937 Kōki Hirota
married in 1905
20 Hatsu Hayashi[20]
林 初治
1887 – died on unknown date
2 February 1937 4 June 1937 Senjūrō Hayashi
married on unknown date
21
Chiyoko Konoe (cropped).jpg
Chiyoko Konoe[21]
近衞 千代子
11 January 1896 – 15 September 1980
4 June 1937 5 January 1939 Fumimaro Konoe
married on unknown date
Vacant 5 January 1939 30 August 1939 Hiranuma Kiichirō
22
Mitsuko Abe.jpg
Mitsuko Abe[22]
阿部 みつ子
1886 – died on unknown date
30 August 1939 16 January 1940 Nobuyuki Abe
married on unknown date
23 Koma Yonai[23]
米内 こま
1888 – 1941
16 January 1940 22 July 1940 Mitsumasa Yonai
married in 1906
(21)
Chiyoko Konoe (cropped).jpg
Chiyoko Konoe
近衞 千代子
11 January 1896 – 15 September 1980
22 July 1940 18 October 1941 Fumimaro Konoe
married on unknown date
24
Katsuko Tojo 1941.jpg
Katsuko Tōjō[24]
東條 かつ子
8 October 1890 – 29 May 1982
17 October 1941 22 July 1944 Hideki Tojo
married on 11 April 1909
25 Kaoruko Koiso[25]
小磯 馨子
1887 – May 1950
22 July 1944 7 April 1945 Kuniaki Koiso
married in 1907
26 Taka Suzuki[26]
鈴木 たか
4 July 1883 – 23 September 1971
7 April 1945 17 August 1945 Kantarō Suzuki
married in 1915
27
Princess Higashikuni Toshiko.jpg
Princess Toshiko Higashikuni[27]
稔彦王妃 聡子内親王
11 May 1896 – 5 March 1978
17 August 1945 9 October 1945 Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni
married on 18 May 1915
28 Masako Shidehara[28]
幣原 雅子
18 December 1881 – July 1956
9 October 1945 22 May 1946 Kijūrō Shidehara
married in 1903
29 Kiyo Yoshida[29]
吉田 喜代
1904 – 2003
22 May 1946 24 May 1947 Shigeru Yoshida
married in 1944
30 Kikue Katayama[30]
片山 菊江
1894 – 1985
24 May 1947 10 March 1948 Tetsu Katayama
married in 1913
31
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Sumi Ashida[31]
芦田 壽美
1895 – died on unknown date
10 March 1948 15 October 1948 Hitoshi Ashida
married in 1918
(29) Kiyo Yoshida
吉田 喜代
1904 – 2003
15 October 1948 10 December 1954 Shigeru Yoshida
married in 1944
32
Kaoru Hatoyama, chancellor of the Kyoritsu Women
Kaoru Hatoyama[32]
鳩山 薫
21 November 1888 – 15 August 1982
10 December 1954 23 December 1956 Ichirō Hatoyama
married on 18 September 1908
33 Ume Ishibashi[33]
石橋 うめ
1888 – August 1971
23 December 1956 25 February 1957 Tanzan Ishibashi
married in November 1912
34 Yoshiko Kishi[34]
岸 良子
1901 – 1980
25 February 1957 19 July 1960 Nobusuke Kishi
married in November 1919
35
Mitsue Ikeda.jpg
Mitsue Ikeda[35]
池田 滿枝
1913 – 9 January 2001
19 July 1960 9 November 1964 Hayato Ikeda
married on unknown date
36 Hiroko Satō[36]
佐藤 寛子
5 January 1907 – 16 April 1987
9 November 1964 7 July 1972 Eisaku Satō
married in 1926
37 Hana Tanaka[37]
田中 はな
1910 – 1995
7 July 1972 9 December 1974 Kakuei Tanaka
married in 1942
38
Mutsuko Miki, 1975.jpg
Mutsuko Miki[38]
三木 睦子
31 July 1917 – 31 July 2012
9 December 1974 24 December 1976 Takeo Miki
married in 1940
39 Mie Fukuda[39]
福田 三枝
14 February 1912 – 16 September 2013
24 December 1976 7 December 1978 Takeo Fukuda
married in 1933
40
Shigeko Ohira.jpg
Shigeko Ōhira[40]
大平 志げ子
1916 – 1990
7 December 1978 12 June 1980 Masayoshi Ōhira
married on 15 April 1937
41 Sachi Suzuki[41]
鈴木 さち
1919 – 22 March 2015
12 June 1980 27 November 1982 Zenkō Suzuki
married on 2 November 1939
42
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Tsutako Nakasone[42]
中曾根 蔦子
30 October 1921 – 7 November 2012
27 November 1982 6 November 1987 Yasuhiro Nakasone
married on 11 February 1945
43
Naoko Takeshita.jpg
Naoko Takeshita[43]
竹下 直子
9 September 1926 – 20 September 2010
6 November 1987 3 June 1989 Noboru Takeshita
married in 1946
44 Chiyo Uno[44]
宇野 千代
1 November 1924 – 10 August 2015
3 June 1989 10 August 1989 Sōsuke Uno
married on 22 February 1947
45 Sachiyo Kaifu[45]
海部 幸世
born 1933
10 August 1989 5 November 1991 Toshiki Kaifu
married in 1955
46 Yoko Miyazawa[46]
宮澤 庸子
born 18 February 1920
5 November 1991 9 August 1993 Kiichi Miyazawa
married on 30 November 1943
47
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Kayoko Hosokawa[47]
細川 佳代子
born 14 September 1942
9 August 1993 28 April 1994 Morihiro Hosokawa
married in 1971
48 Ayako Hata[48]
羽田 綏子
born 1949
28 April 1994 30 June 1994 Tsutomu Hata
married on 5 December 1965
49 Yoshie Murayama[49]
村山 ヨシヱ
born 1926
30 June 1994 11 January 1996 Tomiichi Murayama
married in 1953
50
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Kumiko Hashimoto[50]
橋本 久美子
born 1941
11 January 1996 30 July 1998 Ryutaro Hashimoto
married in 1966
51 Chizuko Obuchi[51]
小渕 千鶴子
born 16 August 1940
30 July 1998 5 April 2000 Keizō Obuchi
married in 1967
52
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Chieko Mori[52]
森 智恵子
born 24 January 1937
5 April 2000 26 April 2001 Yoshirō Mori
married in November 1961
Vacant 26 April 2001 26 September 2006 Junichirō Koizumi
53
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Akie Abe[53]
安倍 昭恵
born 10 June 1962
26 September 2006 26 September 2007 Shinzo Abe
married in June 1987
54
Kiyoko Fukuda.jpg
Kiyoko Fukuda[54]
福田 貴代子
born 13 January 1944
26 September 2007 24 September 2008 Yasuo Fukuda
married in 1966
55
Chikako Asō.jpg
Chikako Asō[55]
麻生 千賀子
born 30 May 1950
24 September 2008 16 September 2009 Tarō Asō
married in 1983
56
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Miyuki Hatoyama[56]
鳩山 幸
born 28 June 1943
16 September 2009 8 June 2010 Yukio Hatoyama
married in 1975
57
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Nobuko Kan[57]
菅 伸子
born 3 October 1945
8 June 2010 2 September 2011 Naoto Kan
married in 1970
58
Hitomi Noda.jpg
Hitomi Noda[58]
野田 仁実
born 7 June 1963
2 September 2011 26 December 2012 Yoshihiko Noda
married in 1992
(53)
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Akie Abe[53]
安倍 昭恵
born 10 June 1962
26 December 2012 16 September 2020 Shinzo Abe
married in June 1987
59
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Mariko Suga
菅 真理子
born 28 November 1953
16 September 2020 4 October 2021 Yoshihide Suga
married on unknown date
60
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Yuko Kishida
岸田 裕子
born 15 August 1964
4 October 2021 Incumbent Fumio Kishida
married in 1988

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