Japan/Deputy Prime Minister
| Japan/Deputy Prime Minister |
(Deputy Prime Minister)
|Not a formal position|
The Template:Nihongo is the second highest ranking officer of the executive branch of the government of Japan and a senior member of the Cabinet of Japan. The office of the Deputy Prime Minister is not a permanent position, existing only at the discretion of the Prime Minister.
Deputy Prime Ministers possesses no special powers as such, though they will always have particular responsibilities in government. They do not automatically succeed the Prime Minister, should the latter be incapacitated or resign from the leadership of his or her political party. In practice, however, the designation of someone to the role of Deputy Prime Minister may provide additional practical status within cabinet, enabling the exercise of de facto power.
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|Naoto Kan||16 September 2009||8 June 2010|