Shinzō Abe

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Shinzō Abe is a Japanese politician serving as Prime Minister of Japan and Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) since 2012.wikipedia
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Shinzō Abe is a Japanese politician serving as Prime Minister of Japan and Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) since 2012.
Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and many present and former LDP ministers are also known members of Nippon Kaigi, a monarchist and negationist organization.

2007 Japanese House of Councillors election

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Abe resigned on 12 September 2007 for health reasons after his party lost the House of Councillors election that year.
Reports throughout 2007 showed Shinzō Abe's approval ratings falling, and public support for the DPJ's position on the recent pension scandal.

Yasuo Fukuda

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He was replaced by Yasuo Fukuda, the first in a series of five Prime Ministers who failed to retain office for more than sixteen months.
Following the resignation of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, Fukuda was elected as President of the Liberal Democratic Party and became Prime Minister in September 2007.

2017 Japanese general election

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He was re-elected in the 2014 general election, retaining his two-thirds majority with coalition partner Komeito, and again in the 2017 general election.
Incumbent Prime Minister Shinzō Abe's governing coalition of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Komeito retained their seats in light of what was perceived as weak opposition, winning his fourth term in office and holding on to the two-thirds supermajority in order to revise the war-renouncing Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution.

Abenomics

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Abe is known internationally for his government's economic policies, nicknamed Abenomics, which pursue monetary easing, fiscal stimulus, and structural reforms.
Abenomics refers to the economic policies advocated by Shinzō Abe since the December 2012 general election, which elected Abe to his second term as Prime Minister of Japan.

Minister of Defense (Japan)

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Abe staged a political comeback, and on 26 September 2012 he defeated former Minister of Defense Shigeru Ishiba for the LDP presidency.
The Japanese government made the upgrade from the Defense Agency to the Ministry of Defense with a ceremony that was attended by then Prime Minister Shinzō Abe and the then-new Minister of Defense Fumio Kyuma.

Nobusuke Kishi

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Abe's mother, Yoko Kishi, is the daughter of Nobusuke Kishi, prime minister of Japan from 1957 to 1960.
He is the maternal grandfather of Shinzō Abe, twice prime minister in 2006–2007 and 2012–present.

Nippon Kaigi

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He is a member of the revisionist Nippon Kaigi and holds revisionist views on Japanese history, including denying the role of government coercion in the recruitment of comfort women during World War II, a position which has created tension with neighboring South Korea.
Shinzō Abe, LDP politician, serves as a special advisor to the group's parliamentary league.

Shigeru Ishiba

Abe staged a political comeback, and on 26 September 2012 he defeated former Minister of Defense Shigeru Ishiba for the LDP presidency.
The LDP lost government in 2009, and in 2012 after challenging for the presidency of the LDP and losing to Shinzō Abe he accepted the position of Secretary-General of the LDP on 27 September 2012.

2014 Japanese general election

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He was re-elected in the 2014 general election, retaining his two-thirds majority with coalition partner Komeito, and again in the 2017 general election.
As the cabinet resigns in the first post-election Diet session after a general House of Representatives election (Constitution, Article 70), the lower house election also led to a new designation election of the prime minister in the Diet (Shinzō Abe was reappointed), and the appointment of a new cabinet (with some ministers re-appointed).

Komeito

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He was re-elected in the 2014 general election, retaining his two-thirds majority with coalition partner Komeito, and again in the 2017 general election.
However, in July 2015, Komeito backed prime minister's Shinzō Abe's push for expanded military powers although playing a moderating insider role in this development.

Kan Abe

His grandfather, Kan Abe, and father, Shintaro Abe, were both politicians.
He is the father of former Foreign Minister Shintaro Abe and the grandfather of Prime Minister Shinzō Abe.

Tarō Asō

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His chief competitors for the position were Sadakazu Tanigaki and Tarō Asō.
After the LDP's victory in the 2012 general election under Shinzō Abe he was appointed to the cabinet as Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, and State Minister for Financial Services.

Prime Minister of Japan

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Shinzō Abe is a Japanese politician serving as Prime Minister of Japan and Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) since 2012.
The current Prime Minister is Shinzō Abe, who re-took office on December 26, 2012.

China–Japan relations

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Abe has also said that China–Japan relations should not continue to be based on emotions.
Sino-Japanese relations warmed considerably after Shinzo Abe became the Prime Minister of Japan in September 2006, and a joint historical study conducted by China and Japan released a report in 2010 which pointed toward a new consensus on the issue of World War 2-era atrocities.

Quadrilateral Security Dialogue

Abe initiated the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue between Japan, the United States, Australia and India in 2007.
The dialogue was initiated in 2007 by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, with the support of Vice President Dick Cheney of the US, Prime Minister John Howard of Australia and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of India.

Kobe Steel

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In April 1979, Abe began working for Kobe Steel.
Japanese prime minister Shinzō Abe worked at Kobe Steel before entering politics.

Kōji Omi

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He took some steps toward balancing the Japanese budget, such as appointing a tax policy expert, Kōji Omi, as Minister of Finance.
Kōji Omi is a Japanese politician who served as Minister of Finance in the first Cabinet of Shinzō Abe, from 2006 to 2007.

North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens

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Shinzō Abe has generally taken a hard-line stance with respect to North Korea, especially regarding the North Korean abductions of Japanese citizens.
There are claims that this issue is now being used by Japanese nationalists, including Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, to "further militarize", push for revision of the Constitution to reduce constitutional limits on the army, revise the Basic Education Law, and pursue other political goals.

Seikei University

He studied public administration and graduated with a bachelor's degree in political science from Seikei University in 1977.
Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan (effective December 26, 2012), President of Liberal Democratic Party (Japan)

Sadakazu Tanigaki

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His chief competitors for the position were Sadakazu Tanigaki and Tarō Asō.
He was replaced by Shinzō Abe on 26 September 2012.

2013 Japanese House of Councillors election

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In the July 2013 upper house election, the LDP emerged as the largest party with 115 seats (a gain of 31) and the Komeito with 20 (a gain of 1), giving Abe's coalition control of both houses of the Diet, but not the two thirds majority in the upper house that would allow for constitutional revision.
Shinzo Abe led the Liberal Democratic Party to victory in the December 2012 general election after several years in the opposition.

2009 Japanese general election

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After resigning as Prime Minister, Abe remained in the National Diet and was re-elected in his Yamaguchi 4th district at the 2009 election when the LDP lost power to the Democratic Party of Japan.
Since then Japan has had three further prime ministers (Shinzō Abe, Yasuo Fukuda and Tarō Asō) who have come to power without there being a general election.

Yoshihide Suga

The new government included LDP heavyweights such as former Prime Minister Tarō Asō as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Yoshihide Suga as Chief Cabinet Secretary and Akira Amari as Economy Minister.
He previously served as Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications in the cabinet of Shinzō Abe until August 2007.

Chief Cabinet Secretary

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The new government included LDP heavyweights such as former Prime Minister Tarō Asō as Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Yoshihide Suga as Chief Cabinet Secretary and Akira Amari as Economy Minister.
Since then, eight other former Chief Cabinet Secretaries have become Prime Ministers, most recently Shinzō Abe and Yasuo Fukuda.