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The office was replaced in 1885 with the appointment of Itō Hirobumi to the new position of Prime Minister, It took its current form with the adoption of the Constitution of Japan in 1947. The current Prime Minister is Shinzō Abe, who re-took office on December 26, 2012.
He is the first former Prime Minister to return to office since 1948, and the 5th longest serving member to date.
Certain distinguished Prime Ministers have been posthumously raised to the first rank; the last such award was to Sato Eisaku in 1975.
Since the 1920s, following their tenure in office, Prime Ministers have typically been conferred with the Grand Cordon of the Order of the Paulownia Flowers (until 2003 a special higher class of the Order of the Rising Sun), depending on tenure and eminence.
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Until the mid-1930s, the Prime Minister of Japan was normally granted a hereditary peerage (kazoku) prior to leaving office if he had not already been ennobled.Certain eminent Prime Ministers have been awarded the Order of the Chrysanthemum, typically in the degree of Grand Cordon.