Shinzō Abe Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Death Date: 08/07/2022
Wife: Akie Matsuzaki
Age: 67 Years

Shinzō Abe

Political PartyLiberal Democratic Party
Liberal Democratic Party Japan
Political Journey1993: Elected to Japan's House of Representatives
1999: Became Director of the Committee on Health and Welfare and also Director of the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) Social Affairs Division
2000-2003: Served as Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)
2005-2006: Remained Chief Cabinet Secretary of the LDP
2006: On 26 September, became the Prime MInister of Japan for the first time
2007: On 12 September, announced his resignation
2012: on 26 September, won a run-off election for the leadership of the LDP, and on 26 December, again elected Prime Minister by the Japanse Parliament
2017: On 22 October, swept to a resounding victory in a snap election
2020: On 28 August, resigned as the Prime Minister of Japan for health reasons [1]BBC
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth21 September 1954
BirthplaceTokyo, Japan
Date of Death8 July 2022
Place of DeathNara Medical University Hospital, Japan
Age (at the time of death)67 Years
Death CauseCardiopulmonary arrest after being shot while giving a campaign speech on a street in the city of Nara [2]CBS News
Zodiac signVirgo
SignatureShinzo Abe Signature
HometownNagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan
SchoolSeikei Elementary School, Musashino, Japan
Seikei Junior High School, Musashino, Japan
Seikei Senior High School, Musashino, Japan
College/UniversitySeikei University, Musashino, Tokyo, Japan
The University of Southern California's School of Public Policy, Los Angeles & Sacramento, California, USA
Educational QualificationA Bachelor's Degree in Political Science from Seikei University in 1977
Studied Public Policy at the University of Southern California's School of Public Policy for 3 semesters
FamilyGrandfather (Maternal)- Kan Abe (Politician)
Father- Shintaro Abe (Politician)
Mother- Yoko Kishi (Politician)
Brothers- Hironobu (Politician, Elder), Nobuo Kishi (Politician)
Shinzo Abe (in the lap of his mother) With His Parents And Brother Hironobu
Sister- None
AddressKantei, 2-3-1 Nagata-chō, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8968
Japana Prime Minister Residence
HobbiesReading, Writing
Controversies• On 1 March 2007, he sparked controversy by his statement that the foreign "comfort women" who staffed Japanese military brothels during the Second World War were not coerced into the work. However, he apologized on 26 March 2007.
• In 2013, He ignited a firestorm of criticism and condemnation among neighbouring countries after visiting a controversial war shrine, The Yasukuni Shrine, in Tokyo. The Shrine is regarded by China, North Korea and South Korea as a symbol of Japan's imperial military past.
Awards2021: Padma Vibhushan (India's 2nd highest civilian award)
FoodKorean BBQ, Ramen, Ice Cream, Watermelon, Miso Soup with Clams
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status (at the time of death)Married
Wife/SpouseAkie Matsuzaki aka "Akky"
Shinzo Abe With His Wife
Marriage DateYear 1987
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$10 million

Shinzō Abe

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shinzō Abe

  • Shinzō Abe was a Japanese politician of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) who served as the Prime Minister of Japan from 26 December 2012 to 16 September 2020, making him the longest-serving Prime Minister in Japanese history. He died on 8 July 2022 after being shot while giving a campaign speech on a street in the city of Nara.
  • He was born in a politically prominent family in Tokyo.
  • Abe’s family belonged to Yamaguchi Prefecture.
  • His mother, Yoko Kishi, was the daughter of Nobusuke Kishi (former Prime Minister of Japan from 1957 to 1960).
  • Shinzo’s father, Shintaro Abe, served as Foreign Minister of Japan from 1982 to 1986.
  • After studying Public Policy from the United States, Abe started working for Kobe Steel in April 1979.
  • In 1982, he left the company and pursued a number of government positions.
  • In 1987, Shinzo Abe got married to Akie Abe, and the couple has no children.
  • In 1991, his father died.
  • In 1993, he was elected to the first district of Yamaguchi Prefecture.
  • On 14 August 2015, during a speech marking the 70th anniversary of World War II, Abe expressed his remorse for Japan’s participation in the War but gave no new apology for its actions.
  • Shinzo Abe was the first Japanese Prime Minister born after World War II.
  • He was the first foreign leader to meet the U.S. President Donald Trump at Trump Tower. Shinzo Abe With Donald Trump
  • On 28 August 2020, Mr. Abe resigned as the Prime Minister of Japan citing health reasons. Reportedly, he has been suffering from “ulcerative colitis,” an inflammatory bowel disease, since he was a teenager. While sending his resignation, Mr. Abe said,

    I made a judgement I should not continue my job as a prime minister. I would like to sincerely apologise to the people of Japan for leaving my post with one year left in my term of office, and amid the coronavirus woes, while various policies are still in the process of being implemented.” [3]BBC

  • On 8 July 2022, Mr. Abe was reportedly shot twice at an event in the city of Nara following which he collapsed. According to reports, a man with a large gun fired from behind when Mr. Abe was giving a stump speech for a candidate in Nara. [4]BBC Later, he died during his treatment at a hospital in Nara.

  • On 27 September 2022, Japan honoured Shinzo Abe at the first state funeral for a former premier in 55 years with flowers, prayers, and a 19-gun salute at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo in the presence of many prominent dignitaries from across the world.

    Japan's Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko bow to the altar during the state funeral ceremony at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on 27 September 2022

    Japan’s Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko bow to the altar during the state funeral ceremony at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on 27 September 2022