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Shinzo ABE

Shinzo ABE

Prime Minister

Date of Birth: September 21, 1954
Place of Birth: Tokyo
Member of the House of Representatives (Elected 9 times)
Constituency: Yamaguchi 4th district (Shimonoseki and Nagato cities)
Education

1977

Graduated from the Department of Political Science, the Faculty of Law, Seikei University

Career

2012

President of LDP
Prime Minister

2007

Resigned Prime Minister

2006

President of LDP
Prime Minister

2005

Chief Cabinet Secretary
(Third Koizumi Cabinet (Reshuffled))

2004

Acting Secretary-General and Chairman of Reform Promotion Headquarters, LDP

2003

Secretary-General, LDP

2002

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
(First Koizumi Cabinet (1st Reshuffled))

2001

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
(First Koizumi Cabinet)
(Second Mori Cabinet (Reshuffled))

2000

Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary
(Second Mori Cabinet (Reshuffled))
(Second Mori Cabinet)

1999

Trustee, Committee on Health and Welfare
Director, Social Affairs Division, Liberal Democratic Party (LDP)

1993

Elected as Member of the House of Representatives
(thereafter reelected in seven consecutive elections)

1982

Executive Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs

1979

Joined Kobe Steel, Ltd

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