Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe was a Japanese politician who served as prime minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

Shinzo Abe

Abe also served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006 under Junichiro Koizumi and was briefly leader of the opposition in 2012.

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He was appointed Chief Cabinet Secretary by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi in September 2005, before replacing him as prime minister and LDP president in September 2006.

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Abe was assassinated on 8 July 2022 at around 11:30 am JST while delivering a campaign speech in Nara two days before the House of Councilors election.

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Abe was elected to the first district of Yamaguchi Prefecture in 1993 after his father's death in 1991,

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winning the most votes of the four Representatives elected in the SNTV multi-member district.

Shinzo Abe

He was Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary in the Yoshirō Mori and Junichirō Koizumi Cabinets from 2000 to 2003, 

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Abe expressed a general commitment to the reforms instituted by his predecessor, Junichiro Koizumi.

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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.

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Abe initiated the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue between Japan, the United States, Australia, and India in 2007.