Chief Justice of Japan
|Chief Justice of Japan|
|Appointer||HIM The Emperor|
|Term length||Life tenure until the mandatory retirement age of 70.|
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The Chief Justice of Japan (最高裁判所長官 Saikōsaibansho-chōkan) is the chief judge of the Supreme Court of Japan and is the head of the judicial branch of the Japanese government. He is appointed by the Emperor of Japan after being nominated by the Cabinet; which is in practice, known to be under the recommendation of the former Chief Justice.
List of Chief Justices
|Name||Japanese Script||Appointment date|
|Akira Machida||町田顯||November 6, 2002|
|Niro Shimada||島田仁郎||October 16, 2006|
|Hironobu Takesaki||竹崎博允||November 21, 2008|
|Itsurō Terada||寺田逸郎||April 1, 2014|
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