Shinzō Abe

Abe in 2016, photo by palinchak/Bigstock.com

Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan

Date of Birth: 21 September, 1954

Ethnicity: Japanese

Shinzō Abe is a Japanese politician. He has 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 has also been 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 House of Representatives, since 18 July, 1993.

He is Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister.

Prime Minister Abe is the son of Yoko (Kishi) and politician Shintaro Abe. He is married to Akie Abe (born Akie Matsuzaki). 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. He 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.

7 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    Tag Prime Minister of Japan, along with Keizō Obuchi, Junichirō Koizumi, Tarō Asō, and Yasuo Fukuda.

  2. Manila says:

    Correction for Satō Shigeyo: Her given name should be Moyo, not Shigeyo, and was the duaghter of Satō Nobuhiko, or Nobuhiko Satō in Western naming order.

  3. Manila says:

    Kan was the son of Abe Ayasuke, or Ayasuke Abe in Western naming order, and of Abe Tame, or Tame Abe in Western naming order. Shizuko was the son of Hondō Tsunejiro, or Tsunejiro Hondō in Western naming order, and of Hideko Ōshima. Hideko was the daughter of Ōshima Yoshimasa, or Yoshimasa Ōshima in Western naming order.

    Hidesuke Satō and Moyo Satō -> Satō Hidesuke, or Hidesuke Satō in Western naming order, and of Satō Shigeyo, or Shigeyo Satō in Western naming order

    Hidesuke was the son of Satō Nobuhiko, or Nobuhiko Satō in Western naming order.

    Ryoko -> Ryōko Kishi

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