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Leader of the Opposition Japan
Leader of the Opposition of Japan
Yukio Edano in SL Square on 2017 - 4 (cropped).jpg
Incumbent
Yukio Edano

since 23 October 2017
StyleThe Honourable
Inaugural holderShigeru Yoshida
Formation24 May 1947
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politics and government of
Japan
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The Leader of the Opposition (, Yat? no shid?-sha) is the leader of the largest opposing party to the Japanese government. The role is not an official office.

Leaders of the Opposition of the State of Japan (1947-present)

Leaders of the Opposition during the Sh?wa period (1947-1989)

No.

(Terms)

Opposition Leader Term of office Political Party
Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
1 Shigeru Yoshida smiling2.jpg Shigeru Yoshida
?
Yoshida Shigeru
(1878-1967)
24 May 1947 15 October 1948 510 Liberal Party
2 Tetsu Katayama.jpg Tetsu Katayama
?
Katayama Tetsu
(1887-1978)
15 October 1948 16 January 1950 458 Socialist Party
3 Inejir? Asanuma 1955.jpg Inejir? Asanuma

Asanuma Inejir?
(1898-1960)
16 January 1950 19 January 1951 368 Socialist Party
4

(1)

Suzuki Mosaburo.JPG Mosabur? Suzuki

Suzuki Mosabur?
(1893-1970)
19 January 1951 18 January 1953 730 Socialist Party
5

(1)

Kawakami Jotaro 1952.JPG J?tar? Kawakami

Kawakami J?tar?
(1889-1965)
18 January 1953 27 February 1955 770 Rightist Socialist Party
4

(2-3)

Suzuki Mosaburo.JPG Mosabur? Suzuki

Suzuki Mosabur?
(1893-1970)
27 February 1955 13 October 1955 228 Leftist Socialist Party
13 October 1955 23 March 1960 1623 Socialist Party
3

(2)

Inejir? Asanuma 1955.jpg Inejir? Asanuma

Asanuma Inejir?
(1898-1960)
23 March 1960 12 October 1960 203 Socialist Party
6 Saburo Eda.jpg Sabur? Eda

Eda Sabur?
(1907-1977)
12 October 1960 6 March 1961 145 Socialist Party
5

(2)

Kawakami Jotaro 1952.JPG J?tar? Kawakami

Kawakami J?tar?
(1889-1965)
6 March 1961 6 May 1965 1522 Socialist Party
7 Kozo Sasaki 01.jpg Kouzou Sasaki

Sasaki Kouzou
(1900-1985)
6 May 1965 19 August 1967 835 Socialist Party
8 Seiichi Katsumata

Katsumata Seiichi
(1908-1989)
19 August 1967 4 October 1968 412 Socialist Party
9 Tomomi Narita

Narita Tomomi
(1912-1979)
4 October 1968 26 September 1977 3279 Socialist Party
10 Ichio Asukata

Asukata Ichio
(1915-1990)
26 September 1977 7 September 1983 2172 Socialist Party
11 Masashi Ishibashi

Ishibashi Masashi
(b. 1924)
7 September 1983 8 September 1986 1097 Socialist Party
12
(1)
Takako Doi in Tokyo congressist election 2.jpg Takako Doi

Doi Takako
(1928-2014)
8 September 1986 7 January 1989 852 Socialist Party

Leaders of the Opposition during the Heisei period (1989-present)

No.

(Terms)

Opposition Leader Term of office Political Party
Portrait Name Took Office Left Office Days
12

(2)

Takako Doi in Tokyo congressist election 2.jpg Takako Doi

Doi Takako
(1928-2014)
7 January 1989 31 July 1991 935 Socialist Party
13 Makoto Tanabe
?
Makoto Tanabe
(1922-2015)
31 July 1991 19 January 1993 538 Socialist Party
14 Sadao Yamahana

Yamahana Sadao
(1936-1999)
19 January 1993 9 August 1993 202 Socialist Party
15 Y?hei K?no cropped.jpg Y?hei K?no

K?no Y?hei
(b. 1937)
9 August 1993 30 June 1994 325 Liberal Democratic Party
16 Toshiki Kaifu (File B).jpg Toshiki Kaifu

Kaifu Toshiki
(b. 1931)
30 June 1994 28 December 1995 546 New Frontier Party
17
(1)
Ichiro Ozawa cropped 3 Yoshitaka Kimoto and Ichiro Ozawa 20010718.jpg Ichir? Ozawa

Ozawa Ichir?
(b. 1942)
28 December 1995 31 December 1997 720 New Frontier Party
18
(1)
Kan Naoto.jpg Naoto Kan
?
Kan Naoto
(b. 1946)
31 December 1997 25 September 1999 633 Democratic Party (1996-1998)->
Democratic Party (1998-2016)
19
(1)
Hatoyama Yukio.jpg Yukio Hatoyama

Hatoyama Yukio
(b. 1947)
25 September 1999 10 December 2002 1172 Democratic Party (1998-2016)
18
(2)
Kan Naoto.jpg Naoto Kan
?
Kan Naoto
(b. 1946)
10 December 2002 18 August 2004 617 Democratic Party (1998-2016)
20
(1)
Katsuya Okada-Public speaking-2-20050409.jpg Katsuya Okada

Okada Katsuya
(b. 1953)
18 August 2004 17 September 2005 395 Democratic Party (1998-2016)
21
(1)
Maehara Crop.jpg Seiji Maehara

Maehara Seiji
(b. 1962)
17 September 2005 7 April 2006 202 Democratic Party (1998-2016)
17
(2)
Ichiro Ozawa cropped 3 Yoshitaka Kimoto and Ichiro Ozawa 20010718.jpg Ichir? Ozawa

Ozawa Ichir?
(b. 1942)
7 April 2006 16 May 2009 1135 Democratic Party (1998-2016)
19
(2)
Hatoyama Yukio.jpg Yukio Hatoyama

Hatoyama Yukio
(b. 1947)
16 May 2009 16 September 2009 123 Democratic Party (1998-2016)
- Masatoshi Wakabayashi 200708.jpg Masatoshi Wakabayashi

Wakabayashi Masatoshi
(b. 1934)
(Acting)
16 September 2009 28 September 2009 12 Liberal Democratic Party
22 Tanigaki Sadakazu cropped.jpg Sadakazu Tanigaki

Tanigaki Sadakazu
(b. 1945)
28 September 2009 26 September 2012 1094 Liberal Democratic Party
23 Abe Shinzo.jpg Shinz? Abe

Abe Shinz?
(b. 1954)
26 September 2012 26 December 2012 91 Liberal Democratic Party
24 Banri Kaieda (2011).jpg Banri Kaieda

Kaieda Banri
(b. 1949)
26 December 2012 14 December 2014 718 Democratic Party (1998-2016)
20
(2)
Katsuya Okada (2010).jpg Katsuya Okada

Okada Katsuya
(b. 1953)
14 December 2014 1 October 2016 657 Democratic Party (1998-2016)->
Democratic Party (2016-2018)
25 Renho Minshu 20130714.jpg Renh?

Murata Renh?
(b. 1967)
1 October 2016 27 July 2017 299 Democratic Party (2016-2018)
21
(2)
Maehara Crop.jpg Seiji Maehara

Maehara Seiji
(b. 1962)
1 September 2017 23 October 2017 52 Democratic Party (2016-2018)
26 Yukio Edano in SL Square on 2017 - 4 (cropped).jpg Yukio Edano

Edano Yukio
(b. 1964)
23 October 2017 Incumbent 855 Constitutional Democratic Party

Timeline

Yukio EdanoRenh?Banri KaiedaShinzo AbeSadakazu TanigakiMasatoshi WakabayashiSeiji MaeharaKatsuya OkadaYukio HatoyamaNaoto KanIchiro OzawaToshiki KaifuYohei KonoYamahanaTakako DoiMasahi IshibashiIchio AsukataMosaburo SuzukiInejir? AsanumaTetsu KatayamaShigeru Yoshida

References


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