Inukai Tsuyoshi
イヌカイ ツヨシ
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Tsuyoshi Inukai facing left
Portrait of Inukai Tsuyoshi

Prime Minister of Japan
February 16, 1919 – April 12, 1923

Predecessor office established
Successor Suzuki Bunji

Minister of Communications of Japan
April 12, 1923 – April 17, 1925

Predecessor Katayama Sen
Successor Adachi Kenzō

Minister of Education of Japan
April 17, 1925 – June 9, 1933

Predecessor Nagai Ryūtarō
Successor Nagai Ryūtarō

Foreign Minister of Japan
June 9, 1933 – December 25, 1936

Predecessor Hirota Kōki
Successor Inukai Takeru

Member of the National Congress of Japan
February 16, 1919 – December 25, 1936

Constituency Tokyo At-large
Born April 20, 1855
Niwase, Bizen Province, Empire of Japan
Died December 25, 1936
Tokyo, Republic of Japan
Political Party Nationalist Party of Japan
Religion None
Profession Politician; journalist
Inukai Tsuyoshi (イヌカイ ツヨシ; Niwase, Bizen Province, April 20, 1855 – Tokyo, December 25, 1936) was a Japanese politician and cabinet minister. As the original leader and one of the founders of the Constitutional Nationalist Party, Inukai was considered as one of the respected elders of the Nationalist Party and, along with Koizumi Matajiro, representing the party's right-wing faction against the left-wing party elders, including Ozaki Yukio and Abe Isoo. He became the members of Nationalist Party's General Political Office from 1919 until his death in 1936.

Inukai served as the first Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Japan (equally to the office of Prime Minister) from February 16, 1919 to April 12, 1923. He then served as Minister of Communications on First Suzuki Government from April 12, 1923 to April 17, 1925, Minister of Education on First Nakano Government from April 17, 1925 to June 9, 1933, and Vice-Chairman of the Council of Ministers as well as Minister of Foreign Affairs on Second Suzuki Government from June 9, 1933 to December 25, 1936.

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