Shinzō Abe

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Shinzō Abe
安倍 晋三
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Abe in September 2012
Prime Minister of Japan
Assumed office
26 December 2012
DeputyTarō Asō
Preceded byYoshihiko Noda
In office
26 September 2006 – 26 September 2007
Preceded byJunichiro Koizumi
Succeeded byYasuo Fukuda
President of the Liberal Democratic Party
Assumed office
26 September 2012
DeputyMasahiko Kōmura
Preceded bySadakazu Tanigaki
In office
20 September 2006 – 26 September 2007
Preceded byJunichiro Koizumi
Succeeded byYasuo Fukuda
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
31 October 2005 – 26 September 2006
Prime MinisterJunichiro Koizumi
Preceded byHiroyuki Hosoda
Succeeded byYasuhisa Shiozaki
Personal details
Born (1954-09-21) 21 September 1954 (age 64)
Nagato, Japan
Political partyLiberal Democratic Party
Spouse(s)Akie Matsuzaki
Alma materSeikei University

Shinzō Abe (born September 21, 1954) is the Prime Minister of Japan. He was made the 90th Prime Minister of Japan following Junichiro Koizumi in 2006 but stepped down after a year on September 12, 2007. The official reason to end his term was missing support for Japan's mission in Iraq, however, he had been involved in a number of crises for the last couple of months.

In 2012 he was once again made party leader, and the LDP went on to win the election in December 2012 by a wide margin.

He was born in Shinjuku, Tokyo, but Constituency is in Yamaguchi Prefecture, inherited from his father Shintarō Abe.

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