Father: Shintaro Abe, former general secretary of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
Mother: Yoko Kishi
Wedding: Akie (Matsuzaki) Abe (1987-present)
Education: Seiki University, BA in Political Science, 1977; Studied at the University of Southern California, 1978-1979.
His grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, was the Prime Minister of Japan from 1957 to 1960.
1977-1979 – Travels to the United States to study politics at the University of Southern California.
1993 – Abe is elected to the Japanese House of Representatives.
1999- Becomes director of the Health and Welfare Committee and director of the LDP’s social affairs department.
2000-2003 – He is Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of the LDP.
2005-2006 – Chief Cabinet Secretary of the LDP.
September 26, 2006 – September 25, 2007 – Prime Minister of Japan.
March 1, 2007 – Abe is controversial for his claims that foreign “comfort women” who staffed Japanese military brothels during World War II were not forced to work. He apologizes on March 26.
September 12, 2007 – Abe announces his resignation.
September 13, 2007 – Admitted to Keio University Hospital for inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract caused by exhaustion and stress.
September 25, 2007 – Abe dissolves his cabinet. Yasuo Fukuda becomes prime minister.
September 26, 2012 – Wins the second round of elections for the leadership of the LDP.
December 16, 2012 – The LDP wins a landslide victory in the elections.
September 8, 2015 – Re-elected President of the LDP.
December 25, 2020 – Abe corrects statements he made earlier in parliament, apologizing for inadvertently repeating false remarks about the political finance scandal. Although Abe denies wrongdoing, his former aide has been fined for underreporting subsidized payments for supporters attending cherry blossom parties.