Fast facts about Shinzo Abe – CNN

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.

Other facts

He was the first Prime Minister of Japan born after The Second World War.

His grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, was the Prime Minister of Japan from 1957 to 1960.

Abe’s uncle, Eisuke Sato, was prime minister from 1964 to 1972. Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
In early 2013, Abe launched a massive experiment aimed at bringing the Japanese economy out of decades of stagnation. Known as “Abenomicsβ€œIt included three so-called arrows: massive monetary stimulus, increased government spending, and significant economic reforms.


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.

2005-2006Chief 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, 2007Abe 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, 2012Wins the second round of elections for the leadership of the LDP.

December 16, 2012 – The LDP wins a landslide victory in the elections.

December 26, 2012 – I chose Prime Minister Japanese parliament.
December 26, 2013 – Visit a controversial military shrine in Tokyo, causing a storm of criticism and condemnation among neighboring countries. Yasukuni Shrine is considered in China, North Korea and South Korea as a symbol of Japan’s imperial military past.
August 14, 2015 – During a speech commemorating the 70th anniversary of World War II, Abe expresses remorse for Japan’s involvement in the war, but makes no new apologies for his actions. In addition, he says future generations of Japanese should no longer have to apologize.

September 8, 2015 – Re-elected President of the LDP.

September 25, 2017 – Calls early elections to take advantage of higher opinion polls to secure a stronger mandate. Three days later, Abe dissolves the lower house of parliament. 22 of October, Abe ruling coalition wins clear majority with over two-thirds of the 465 seats in parliament.
May 4, 2018 – During a telephone conversation, Abe speaks to Chinese President Xi Jinping about the situation on the Korean Peninsula. This is the first time the two leaders have spoken on the phone..
July 22, 2019 Abe announces victory in national elections in Japan after polls showed his party won the majority of seats in the upper house of parliament. Now he should become the country’s longest-serving prime minister.
August 28, 2020 – Abe announced his intention to resign referring to the state of health.
September 16, 2020 – Officially resigns as prime minister.

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.