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Shinzo Abe


Shinzo Abe

  • 1954 Born in Tokyo, grandson of former Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi
  • 1977 Graduated from Seikei University
  • 1993 Elected for the first time to parliament
  • 2003 Became secretary-general of Liberal Democratic Party
  • 2005 Appointed chief cabinet secretary
  • 2006 Became prime minister, stepped down in 2007
  • 2012 Elected LDP leader in September, confirmed as prime minister in December
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