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Abe Shinzo

Abe Shinzo

Prime Minister
President, Liberal Democratic Party
Member, House of Representatives
(Yamaguchi Prefecture, 4th district; Elected seven times)

Born

  September 21, 1954, in Yamaguchi prefecture

Education

1977 Graduated from Seikei University (Faculty of Law)

Career

1979 Entered Kobe Steel, Ltd.
1982 Private secretary to Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe
1993 First elected to the House of Representatives from Yamaguchi 4th district. Since then reelected six times.
1999 Director, Standing Committee on Health, Labour and Welfare, House of Representatives (HR)
2000, 2001, 2002 Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary (Mori and Koizumi Cabinets)
2003 Secretary-General, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
2004 Acting Secretary-General, and Chairman, Party Reform Promotion Headquarters (LDP)
2005 Chief Cabinet Secretary (Koizumi Cabinet)
2006 21th President of the Liberal Democratic Party
2006-2007 90th Prime Minister
2012 25th President of the Liberal Democratic Party
96th Prime Minister
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