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Shinzō Abe

Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe

Profession: Prime Minister of Japan


Biography: The youngest post-war prime minister to be elected in Japan, and the first to be born after World War II.

In office, Abe introduced "Abenomics" a policy of combining increased government spending with unprecedented monetary easing.

Born: September 21, 1954
Birthplace: Nagato, Japan
Age: 67 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Virgo

Historical Events

  • 2007-09-12 Shinzō Abe announces his intention to resign as Prime Minister of Japan.
  • 2007-09-26 Shinzō Abe formally ends his first term as Prime Minister of Japan
  • 2013-02-02 Shinzō Abe, Japan’s Prime Minister vows to defend the Senkaku Islands "at all costs"
  • 2014-12-14 Shinzō Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party win re-election in Japan, retaining their two-thirds majority with coalition partner New Kōmeitō Party
  • 2020-03-24 Japan's Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announces postponement of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games until summer of 2021 because of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic
  • 2020-04-06 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe announces state of emergency in seven prefectures and a nearly $1 trillion stimulus package as COVID-19 cases climb
  • 2020-09-16 Yoshihide Suga confirmed as Prime Minister by the Japanese government after Shinzo Abe stood down due to ill health

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