Senior Statesman (Japan)

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Senior Statesman 重臣 Jushin was an unofficial political title, given to the former Prime Minsiter. In late 1930s and 1940s under 1889 constitution, conference among the Senior Statesmen had nominated next Prime minister.

Senior Statesmen

name from to date of death note
1 Takahashi Korekiyo 12 Jun 1922 26 Feb 1936 26 Feb 1936
2 Kiyoura Keigo 11 Jun 1924 5 Nov 1942 5 Nov 1942
3 Wakatsuki Reijiro 13 Dec 1931 20 Nov 1949
4 Saito Makoto 8 Jul 1934 26 Feb 1936 26 Feb 1936
5 Okada Keisuke 8 Jul 1934 10 Oct 1952
6 Hirota Koki 2 Feb 1937 23 Dec 1948
7 Hayashi Senjuro 4 Jun 1937 4 Feb 1943 4 Feb 1943
8 Konoe Fumimaro 4 Jan 1939 22 Jul 1940 re-appointed Prime minister
9 Hiranuma Kiichiro 30 Aug 1939 22 Aug 1952
10 Abe Nobuyuki 16 Jan 1940 7 Sept 1953
11 Yonai Mitsumasa 22 Jul 1940 20 Apr 1948
Konoe Fumimaro 18 Oct 1941 16 Dec 1945
12 Tojo Hideki 22 Jul 1944 23 Dec 1948
13 Koiso Kuniaki 7 Apr 1945 3 Nov 1950
14 Suzuki Kantaro 17 Aug 1945 17 Apr 1948

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