Shinzo Abe

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Shinzo Abe

Current Prime Minister of Japan.add

Category: Politics

Born in 1954.

Countries: Japan (40%), North Korea (8%), India (5%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Japan, World War II, Ban Ki-moon

Linked to: Liberal Democratic Party, The Japan Times, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Minister of Defense

 

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Abe was born in 1954 add something


1979

In April 1979, Abe began working for Kobe Steel add something


1986

From 1986 to 1991, Abe's father, Shintaro, headed the same faction add something


1993

A senior Tokyo official more or less apologized for this horrific crime in 1993 add something

 

Shinz? Abe was elected to the first district of Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1993 after his father's death in 1991, winning the most votes of the four Representatives elected in the SNTV multi-member district add something


1997

Since 1997, as the bureau chief of "Institute of Junior Assembly Members Who Think About The Outlook of Japan and History Education", Abe supported the controversial Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform and the "New History Textbook" add something

 

Since 1997, as the bureau chief of the 'Institute of Junior Assembly Members Who Think About the Outlook of Japan and History Education', Abe led the Japanese Society for History Textbook Reform add something


1999

The reason for the attacks was believed to be that Abe's local aide refused to give cash to a Shimonoseki real estate broker in return for supporting a Shimonoseki mayoral candidate in 1999 add something


2000

In 2000 Abe's home and the office of his supporters in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi, were attacked with molotov cocktails on numerous occasions add something


2001

The "Asahi Shimbun" accused Abe and Sh?ichi Nakagawa of censoring a 2001 NHK program concerning "The Women's International War Crimes Tribunal" add something


2002

In 2002 negotiations between Japan and North Korea, Prime Minister Koizumi and General Secretary Kim Jong-il agreed to give abductees permission to visit Japan add something


2005

On 31 October 2005, he was nominated Chief Cabinet Secretary of the fifth Koizumi Cabinet, succeeding Hiroyuki Hosoda add something


2006

Abe, elected at age 52, in 2006, was the youngest prime minister since Fumimaro Konoe in 1941 add something

 

While serving as Chief Cabinet Secretary in the government of Junichiro Koizumi he visited in April 2006, prompting South Korea to describe the trip as "regrettable" add something

 

On 7 July 2006, North Korea conducted missile tests over the Sea of Japan add something

 

A news program aired on TBS on 21 July 2006 about a secret biological weapons troop of Imperial Japanese Army called 'Unit 731', along with a picture panel of Shinz? Abe, who has no relation to the report add something

 

On 4 August 2006, the Japanese media reported that Shinz? Abe had visited the Yasukuni Shrine in April of that year add something

 

On 20 September 2006, Abe was elected as the president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party add something

 

Abe was the 90th Prime Minister of Japan, elected by a special session of the National Diet on 26 September 2006 add something

 

Abe's first cabinet was announced on 26 September 2006 add something

 

On 26 September 2006 Abe was elected prime minister with 339 of 475 votes in the Diet's lower house and a firm majority in the upper house add something

 

In a Diet session on 6 October 2006, Abe revised his statement regarding comfort women, and said that he accepted the report issued in 1993 by the sitting cabinet secretary, Y?hei K?no, where the Japanese government officially acknowledged the issue add something

 

On 24 October 2006, a report emerged that Abe's new administration had called on the NHK to "pay attention" to the North Korean abductees issue add something

 

In December 2006, it was revealed that former Prime-Minister Junichiro Koizumi's government, in which Abe was Chief Cabinet Secretary, had influenced town hall style meetings, during which paid performers would ask government officials favorable questions add something

 

In December 2006, its status was elevated to ministry level add something


2007

In March 2007, Abe along with right-wing politicians have proposed a bill to encourage nationalism and a "love for one's country and hometown" among the Japanese youth add something

 

In March 2007, in response to a United States Congress resolution by Mike Honda, Abe denied any government coercion in the recruitment of comfort women during World War II, in line with a statement made almost ten years before on the same issue, in which Abe voiced his opposition to the inclusion of the subject of military prostitution in several school textbooks and denied any coercion in the "narrow" sense of the word, environmental factors notwithstanding add something

 

He was replaced by Norihiko Akagi, who himself resigned on 1 August 2007 due to suspicions of similar conduct add something

 

Abe visited the Chidorigafuchi National Cemetery on 15 August 2007 and abstained from visiting the Yasukuni shrine add something

 

He reshuffled his cabinet on 27 August 2007 add something

 

In an attempt to revive his administration, Abe announced a new cabinet on 27 August 2007 add something

 

He served as prime minister for less than a year, resigning on 12 September 2007 add something

 

On 12 September 2007, only three days after a new parliamentary session had begun, Abe announced his intention to resign his position as prime minister at an unscheduled press conference add something

 

On 26 September 2007 Abe officially ended his term as Yasuo Fukuda became the new Prime Minister of Japan add something


2012

In 2012 Abe visited the shrine on 15 August, the anniversary of the end of the World War II. While campaigning for the presidency of the LDP, Abe said that he regretted not visiting the shrine while Prime Minister add something

 

On 26 September 2012, Abe defeated former Minister of Defense Shigeru Ishiba in a run-off vote to win the LDP presidential election add something

 

On 26 September 2012, Abe won election to again become president of the opposition Liberal Democratic Party add something

 

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved the house on 16 November 2012 for an early election, and under the leadership of Abe the LDP won an absolute majority in the December 16, 2012 general election add something

 

On 22 November 2012, it was reported that Tokyo Broadcasting System early morning TV show "Asazuba" accidentally displayed Abe's photo alongside a news report about an NHK announcer's arrest for a sex offense add something

 

Abe became the Prime Minister again following the LDP's landslide victory in the 2012 general election with a government on 26 December 2012 add something

 

Abe became the Prime Minister again following the LDP's landslide victory in the 2012 general election with a government on 26 December 2012 add something

 

On 26 December 2012, Abe was elected Prime Minister by the Diet in a landslide victory, winning the support of 328 members of the 480-seat lower house add something

 

Akira Amari - On December 26, 2012, Amari was appointed to the newly created cabinet-level position of Minister of State for Economic Revitalization in the second Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe


2013

On 28 April 2013, a new public event, the Restoration of Sovereignty Day, was held in Tokyo to mark the 61st anniversary of the end of the US occupation of Japan add something

 

In lieu of visiting, Abe sent ritual offerings to the shrine for festivals in April and October 2013, as well as the anniversary of the end of World War II in August 2013 add something

 

He said on December 9, 2013 that "it is natural that we should express our feelings of respect to the war dead who sacrificed their lives for the nation add something

 

His first visit to the shrine as Prime Minister took place on December 26, 2013, the first anniversary of his second term in office add something

 

On December 26, 2013, Shinz? Abe had visited the Yasukuni Shrine again after 7 years add something

 

Akira Mori - He expressed interest in expanding the company's Tokyo real estate portfolio in 2013 in the midst of economic reforms being enacted by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

 

Yoshiro Mori - In 2013, Mori met with Putin and Sergey Naryshkin in preparations for a summit between Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

 

Permanent employment - The Japanese government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began examining possible loosening of the restrictions on layoffs in 2013


2014

A March 2, 2014 New York Times editorial called Abe a "nationalist" who is a profound threat to US-Japan relations add something

 

World War II - On May 30, 2014 Abe told officials from the ASEAN countries, the United States and Australia, that Japan wanted to play a major role in maintaining regional security, a departure from the passiveness it has displayed since World War II. He offered Japan's support to other countries in resolving territorial disputes add something

 

World War II - On August 15, 2014, the 69th anniversary of the surrender of Japan in World War II, Abe chose to not visit the shrine, in what was perceived as a diplomatic gesture to South Korea, China and Taiwan add something


2015

In April 2015 he addressed a joint sitting of the US congress, the first Japanese PM to do so add something

 

In July 2015, Shinzo Abe push for expanded military powers to fight in foreign conflict add something

 

In September 2015 Abe was re-elected as president of the LDP in an uncontested election after LDP Diet member Seiko Noda failed to garner enough support to stand as a candidate add something

 

Abe held a press conference on 21 November and announced that he was delaying the rise in the consumption tax by 18 months, from October 2015 to April 2017, and calling a snap general election for 14 December add something

 

At the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in early October 2015, Abe hailed the agreement for creating an unprecedented economic zone" and opening up possibilities for an even wider Asia-Pacific free trade deal and Japanese trade with Europe add something

 

On October 18, 2015 Abe presided over the triennial fleet review of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force in his role as Commander-in-Chief of the Self-Defense Forces add something

 

Abe and Korea's President Park Geun-hye held their first bilateral meeting in November 2015, where they both agreed to resolve the issue of so-called "Comfort women" which Park described as the biggest obstacle to closer ties add something

 

GDP figures released in November 2015 initially appeared to show that Japan had entered a second recession since the implementation of Abenomics, however these figures were subsequently revised to show that the economy had grown by 1 percent in the third quarter, thus avoiding recession add something

 

In December 2015 the Abe government announced the creation of a new intelligence unit to aid counter-terrorism operations, to be based in the Foreign Ministry but led by the Prime Minister's Office add something

 

In December 2015 the two parties making up Abe's governing coaliton agreed to introduce a reduced rate of consumption tax for food when the anticipated tax increase from 8 to 10 percent takes place in April 2017 add something

 

In December 2015, Abe and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed deals in which India agreed to buy "Shinkansen" technology from Japan, , and for Japan to be raised to full partner status in the Malabar naval exercises add something

 

In December 2015, the government announced corporation tax would be reduced to 29,97 percent in 2016, bringing the cut forward one year ahead of schedule add something

 

In late December 2015, foreign ministers Fumio Kishida and Yun Byung-se announced in Seoul that a deal had been reached to resolve the "comfort women" issue, in which Japan agreed to pay 1 billion yen into a fund to support the 46 surviving victims, and issued a statement that contained Abe's "most sincere apologies and remorse" add something

 

Royal Institute of International Affairs - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David_Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on the 26th of February, 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition

 

Chatham House - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David_Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on the 26th of February, 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition

 

Royal Institute of International Affairs - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David_Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on 26 February 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition

 

Chatham House - Recent speakers include Shinzo Abe, David_Cameron, Aung San Suu Kyi, Christine Lagarde, Madeleine Albright, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Abdullah Gül, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Herman Van Rompuy, Muhammad Yunus, Ban Ki-moon and on 26 February 2015, Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of All Progressive Congress, Nigeria, spoke on the prospects of democratic consolidation in Africa : Nigeria's transition


2016

With no national elections due until 2016, this result was described as giving Abe the opportunity of "three golden years" of parliamentary stability in which to implement his policies add something

 

In the same month the cabinet approved Japan's largest ever defense budget, at 5,1 trillion yen, for the fiscal year beginning in April 2016 add something

 

Kaori Icho - On October 20th, 2016, she was awarded the People's Honour Award by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for her achievements, the second wrestler to receive the highest award, after Saori Yoshida in 2012

 

Fidel Castro - In September 2016, Castro was visited at his Havana home by the Iranian President Hassan Rohani, and later that month was visited by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

 

Kaori Icho - On October 20, 2016, she was awarded the People's Honour Award by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for her achievements, the second wrestler to receive the highest award, after Saori Yoshida in 2012


2017

Abe remained relatively quiet on the issue for the remainder of the year, but in May 2017, announced that the constitutional reform would be in effect by 2020 add something

 

Abdication - On 1 December 2017, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that Emperor Akihito will step down on 30 April 2019


2018

In July 2018, Abe's public standing was further hit after he held a drinking party with LDP lawmakers during the peak of the disastrous floodings in western Japan add something

 

On 20 September 2018, Abe was re-elected as leader of the main ruling Liberal Democratic Party add something

 

October 2018 saw Abe making a landmark trip to China add something


2019

In a speech to LDP lawmakers in Tokyo on March 8, 2019, Steve Bannon said that Prime Minister Abe is a great hero to the grassroots, the populist, and the nationalist movement throughout the world add something