Place of Birth: Tokyo, Japan
Date of Birth: September 21, 1954
Shinzō Abe is a Japanese politician. He has served as Prime Minister of Japan, since December 26, 2012, and was previously Prime Minister, from September 26, 2006 to September 26, 2007. He has been President of the Liberal Democratic Party, since September 26, 2012, and previously from September 20, 2006 to September 26, 2007. He was also previously Chief Cabinet Secretary, from October 31, 2005 to September 26, 2006, and has been a Member of House of Representatives, since July 19, 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.