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Shinzō Abe
安倍 晋三
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Abe in 2012
Prime Minister of Japan
In office
26 December 2012 – 16 September 2020
Monarch Akihito
Deputy Tarō Asō
Preceded by Yoshihiko Noda
Succeeded by Yoshihide Suga
In office
26 September 2006 – 26 September 2007
Monarch Akihito
Preceded by Junichiro Koizumi
Succeeded by Yasuo Fukuda
President of the Liberal Democratic Party
In office
26 September 2012 – 14 September 2020
Deputy Masahiko Kōmura
Preceded by Sadakazu Tanigaki
Succeeded by Yoshihide Suga
In office
20 September 2006 – 26 September 2007
Preceded by Junichiro Koizumi
Succeeded by Yasuo Fukuda
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
31 October 2005 – 26 September 2006
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
Preceded by Hiroyuki Hosoda
Succeeded by Yasuhisa Shiozaki
Personal details
Born 21 September 1954 (1954-09-21) (age 66)
Nagato, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Akie Matsuzaki
Alma mater Seikei University

Shinzō Abe (born 21 September 1954) is a Japanese politician.

He was first made the 90th Prime Minister of Japan following Junichiro Koizumi in 2006. However, he stepped down on 12 September 2007 after a year. The stated reason to end his term was missing support for Japan's mission in Afghanistan. However, he had also been involved in a number of crises over the last few months.

In 2012 he was once again made party leader and his party went on to win the election in December 2012 by a wide margin. This brought him back to power as Prime Minister. In 2019, he became the longest serving Prime Minister in Japan.

He was born in Shinjuku, Tokyo, but his Constituency is in Yamaguchi Prefecture. It was inherited from his father Shintarō Abe. His grandfather was Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi.

On 28 August 2020, Abe announced his plans to resign as Prime Minister because of his bad health with ulcerative colitis. He was replaced by Yoshihide Suga on 16 September 2020.

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