The former prime minister of Japan was assassinated on July 8, 2022. Shinzo Abe , who served as the prime minister of Japan on two separate occasions, was shot in Nara, Japan and was later pronounced dead.
Here are five things you might not know about Shinzo Abe and his time as prime minister of Japan.
Came From Political Family: Born into a political family in Japan, Abe could have been destined for a role in Japanese politics.
Abe’s grandfather Kishi Nobusuke was the prime minister of Japan from 1957 to 1960. Abe’s great-uncle Sato Eisaku was also a prime minister of Japan, serving from 1964 to 1972.
Abe’s father Abe Shintaro was also the foreign minster of Japan. Abe worked as a secretary for his father in 1982 when he became active within the Liberal-Democratic Party.
Served as Prime Minster Twice: Abe became the prime minister of Japan for the first time in 2006. At the time, Abe was the first prime minister of ...
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