Shinzo Abe was born on 21 September 1954 in Kashihara, Nara, Japan.
He was a Japanese politician who having been born into a political family rose to the high office of Prime Minister of Japan.
He served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020 making him the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese political history.
Abe obtained a bachelor’s degree in political science from Seikei University and proceeded to the United States where he studied public policy at the University of Southern California’s School of Policy, Planning, and Development from which he dropped out.
Upon returning from America, Shinzo worked with Kobe Steel, a Japanese steel manufacturing company before taking up positions in government.
On 8 July 2022, Abe was shot twice while delivering a campaign speech in Nara and died of his wounds later the same day after reportedly suffering cardiopulmonary arrest.
Shinzo Abe Family: Wife, Children, Parents, Siblings, Grandparents
Shinzo Abe Wife
Abe was married to Akie Matsuzaki who is a Japanese radio DJ. They had been married since 1987.
Shinzo Abe Children
Abe has no child at the time of his death.
Shinzo Abe Parents
Abe was born to Shintaro Abe who served as the foreign minister of Japan from 1982 to 1986 and Yoko Kishi (mother).
Shinzo Abe Siblings
Abe had two siblings; an older brother Hironobu Abe who is a businessperson
and a younger brother Nobuo Kishi who is the current Defense Minister of Japan.
Shinzo Abe Grandparents
Abe’s grandfather was Nobusuke Kishi who was a Japanese bureaucrat and politician who served as prime minister of Japan from 1957 to 1960.