Shinzo Abe is a politician from Japan who formerly held the offices of Prime Minister of Japan from 2006 to 2007 and President of the Liberal Democratic Party from 2012 to 2020. He served as prime minister of Japan for the longest period of time.
Who is Shinzo Abe’s Father Shintaro Abe?
Shintaro Abe was a politician from Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan. He was a key figure in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. From 1982 until 1986, he was a foreign minister. He was former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s father.
Abe was born on April 29, 1924, in Tokyo. From the time he was born, he was raised in his father’s native prefecture of Yamaguchi. He was the eldest son of Kan Abe, a politician and member of Parliament. His mother was the daughter of an army officer.
In 1951, Abe married Yoko Kishi, the daughter of Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi. Shinzo Abe, his second son, was Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020.
Nobuo, his third son, was adopted immediately after birth by his brother-in-law, won Nobusuke Kishi’s historic House of Representatives seat in 2012, and was appointed Minister of Defense in 2020.
Abe enrolled at a navy aviation school after graduating from high school in 1944, during World War II, and volunteered to become a kamikaze pilot. The conflict ended before he could complete the necessary training.
Shintaro Abe began his career as a political writer for Mainichi Shimbun after graduating from the University of Tokyo’s Faculty of Law in 1949.
He began his political career in 1957 as a legislative adviser to then-prime minister Nobusuke Kishi. In 1958, he took over his father’s position in the House of Representatives.
In January 1991, Abe was admitted to the hospital. On May 15, 1991, he died of heart failure at Tokyo’s Juntendo University Hospital.