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Shinzō Abe
安倍 晋三
Abe Shinzo 2012 02.jpg
Abe in September 2012
Prime Minister of Japan
Assumed office
26 December 2012
Monarch Akihito
Deputy Tarō Asō
Preceded by Yoshihiko Noda
In office
26 September 2006 – 26 September 2007
Monarch Akihito
Preceded by Junichiro Koizumi
Succeeded by Yasuo Fukuda
President of the Liberal Democratic Party
Assumed office
26 September 2012
Deputy Masahiko Kōmura
Preceded by Sadakazu Tanigaki
In office
20 September 2006 – 26 September 2007
Preceded by Junichiro Koizumi
Succeeded by Yasuo Fukuda
Chief Cabinet Secretary
In office
31 October 2005 – 26 September 2006
Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
Preceded by Hiroyuki Hosoda
Succeeded by Yasuhisa Shiozaki
Personal details
Born 21 September 1954 (1954-09-21) (age 65)
Nagato, Japan
Political party Liberal Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Akie Matsuzaki
Alma mater Seikei University

Shinzo Abe (born September 21, 1954) is the Prime Minister of Japan. He was made the 90th Prime Minister of Japan following Junichiro Koizumi in 2006 but stepped down after a year on September 12, 2007. The official reason to end his term was missing support for Japan's mission in Iraq, however, he had been involved in a number of crises for the last couple of months.

In 2012 he was once again made party leader, and the LDP went on to win the election in December 2012 by a wide margin.

He was born in Yamaguchi Prefecture.