In the past ten years, Japan has gone through approximately seven prime ministers. Most of them have lasted a year, or less. Some foods have a longer shelf life.

The question is inevitable: if each of these prime ministers were food, what kind of food would they be? I used the statistics at to find out.

Prime Minister Yoshihiro Mori
386 Days, or 55 Weeks

Yoshihiro Mori

Parmesan Cheese Block, Wrapped

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
1,979 Days, or 282 Weeks

Junichiro Koizumi

Corn, Canned

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
365 Days

Shinzo Abe

Ketchup, Commercially Bottled, Unopened

Prime Minister Yasao Fukuda
364 Days, or 52 Weeks

Yasuo Fukuda

Barbeque Sauce, Commercially Bottled, Unopened

Prime Minister Taro Aso
357 Days, or 51 Weeks

Barbeque Sauce, Commercially Bottled, Unopened

Mayonnaise, Commercially Bottled, Unopened

Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama
262 Days, or 37 weeks, 2 Days

Yukio Hatoyama

Peanuts, Commercially Bagged, In Shell

Prime Minister Naoto Kan
2010 – ?
49 Days, or 7 Weeks

Naoto Kan

To be determined.

At this point in time, Japanese prime ministers could best be compared to aged cheeses, canned vegetables, condiments, and dry snacks.

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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