11 important facts

About Shinzo Abe

He was born on 21 September 1954 in Tokyo.

Graduated from Psyche University in 1977

1978-1982 Worked at Kobe Steel before joining politics

Became MP for the first time in 1993

Became cabinet minister in 2005

2006 Became Japan's youngest prime minister since World War II

Resigned in 2007 due to ill health

He became the Prime Minister of Japan for the second time in 2012.

Became Prime Minister for the third time in 2014.

Became Prime Minister for the fourth time in 2017.

2020 resignation due to ill health


He was assassinated on 8 July 2022.