Akie Abe

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Akie Abe
安倍昭恵
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Abe in 2019
Spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan
In office
26 December 2012 – 16 September 2020
Monarch
Prime MinisterShinzo Abe
Preceded byHitomi Noda
Succeeded byMariko Suga
In office
26 September 2006 – 26 September 2007
Monarch
Prime MinisterShinzo Abe
Preceded byChieko Maki (as wife of Prime Minister Yoshiro Mori)
Succeeded byKiyoko Fukuda
Personal details
Born
Akie Matsuzaki (松崎昭恵)

(1962-06-10) 10 June 1962 (age 60)
Tokyo, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party of Japan
Spouse(s)
Shinzō Abe
(m. 1987; his death 2022)
MotherEmiko Matsuzaki
FatherAkio Matsuzaki
RelativesNobusuke Kishi (grandfather-in-law)
Shintaro Abe (father-in-law)
Nobuo Kishi (brother-in-law)
Alma materSacred Heart Professional Training College
Rikkyo University
OccupationRadio DJ

Akie Abe (安倍 昭恵, Abe Akie; née Matsuzaki; born 10 June 1962) is a Japanese radio DJ. She is the widow of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. This means, she was the Spouse of the Prime Minister of Japan twice from 2006 until 2007 and again from 2012 until 2020.

Abe was the first spouse of a Japanese prime minister to actively use social media, and was active on Facebook and Instagram.[1]

She married Abe in 1987. They were married until Shinzo Abe's assassination in 2022.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Akie Abe's social media silence creates questions". Mainichi Daily News. 2017-04-10. Retrieved 2017-04-24.