Fumio Kishida

Prime Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida

Profession: Prime Minister of Japan


Biography: Kishida was born into a family of politicians in Okayama Prefecture in 1955. He graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1978 with a degree in law. Kishida began his career as a bureaucrat in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 1993, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time, and has been re-elected six times since. He has held a number of ministerial posts in the Japanese government.

He was appointed Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2012, becoming the youngest person to hold the post in nearly 50 years. Kishida is known for his work on regional security issues, particularly in East Asia.

He was elected Prime Minister of Japan in 2016.

Born: July 29, 1957
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Age: 66 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 2021-10-04 Fumio Kishida takes office as Japan's new Prime Minister after taking over as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party
  • 2023-01-23 Japan on the brink of not being able to function as a society, because of its falling birth rate and high life expectancy, says Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, in speech to Japanese parliament
  • 2023-03-16 South Korea's President Yoon Suk-yeol and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida hold their first talks since 2011 in Tokyo, marking a milestone in relations between the two countries

Biographies and Sources

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