Date of Birth: 21 September, 1954
Place of Birth: Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
Date of Death: 8 July, 2022
Place of Death: Kashihara, Nara, Japan
Shinzō Abe (Abe Shinzō) (安倍 晋三) was a Japanese politician. He served as Prime Minister of Japan, from 26 September, 2006 to 26 September, 2007, and again, from 26 December, 2012 to 16 September, 2020. He was also Chief Cabinet Secretary, from 31 October, 2005 to 26 September, 2006, President of the Liberal Democratic Party, from 20 September, 2006 to 26 September, 2007, and again, from 26 September, 2012 to 14 September, 2020, and a Member of the House of Representatives, from 18 July, 1993 to 8 July, 2022, his death.
He was Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister.
Prime Minister Abe was the son of Yoko (Kishi) and politician Shintaro Abe, who was Chief Cabinet Secretary, from 28 November, 1977 to 7 December, 1978, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, from 27 November, 1982 to 22 July, 1986, among other duties. He was married to radio disc jockey Akie Abe (born Akie Matsuzaki), until his death. His maternal grandfather, Nobusuke Kishi, was Prime Minister of Japan, from 31 January, 1957 to 19 July, 1960, and also Director-General of the Japan Defense Agency, from 31 January, 1957 to 2 February, 1957. Kishi was de facto “economic king” of Japanese-occupied China, Korea, and Manchukuo, a Japanese puppet-state in Northern China.
Prime Minister Abe’s paternal grandfather was Kan Abe (the son of Abe Ayasuke, or Ayasuke Abe in Western naming order, and of Abe Tame, or Tame Abe in Western naming order). Kan was born in Nagato, Empire of Japan, and was a politician, who served in the House of Representatives, from 1937 to 1946.
Prime Minister Abe’s paternal grandmother was Shizuko Hondō (the daughter of Hondō Tsunejiro, or Tsunejiro Hondō in Western naming order, and of Hideko Ōshima). Hideko was the daughter of the Viscount Ōshima Yoshimasa, or Yoshimasa Ōshima in Western naming order. He was a General in the Imperial Japanese Army.
Prime Minister Abe’s maternal grandfather was Nobusuke Kishi (born Satō, the son of Satō Hidesuke, or Hidesuke Satō in Western naming order, and of Satō Moyo Shigeyo, or Moyo Shigeyo Satō in Western naming order). Nobusuke was born in Tabuse, Empire of Japan. Moyo was the daughter of Satō Nobuhiko, or Nobuhiko Satō in Western naming order, and of Kunihiro Mine, or Mine Kunihiro in Western naming order.
Prime Minister Abe’s maternal grandmother was named Ryōko Kishi.