Prime Minister of Japan

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The Prime Minister of Japan (内閣総理大臣 Naikaku sōri daijin?) is the head of government of Japan. He is appointed by the Emperor of Japan after being designated by the Diet from among its members, and must enjoy the confidence of the House of Representatives to remain in office. He is the head of the Cabinet and appoints and dismisses the Ministers of State; the literal translation of the Japanese name for the office is Minister for the General Administration of the Cabinet. Naoto Kan has been Prime Minister since 8 June 2010.

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