Abe, Shinzo

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Abe, Shinzo Gender: M
born on 21 September 1954 at 02:35 (= 02:35 AM )
Place Tokyo, Japan, 35n42, 139e46
Timezone JST h9e (is standard time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Metropolitan
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 27°13' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 13°11 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 20°56'

Shinzo Abe (Official portrait, 2020)
photo: 首相官邸, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Japanese politician who served as prime minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020. He was the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history. Abe also served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006 under Junichiro Koizumi and was briefly leader of the opposition in 2012. He was Japan's youngest post-war prime minister, and the first to have been born after World War II. He resigned twice as prime minister because of medical complications from ulcerative colitis.

Abe was a conservative whom political commentators widely described as a right-wing Japanese nationalist. He was a member of Nippon Kaigi and held negationist views on Japanese history, including denying the role of government coercion in the recruitment of comfort women during World War II, a position which created tension with neighbouring South Korea. He was considered a hard-liner with respect to Japanese defence policy and advocated revising Article 9 of the pacifist Japanese constitution to permit Japan to maintain military forces. Abe's premiership was known internationally for his government's economic policies, nicknamed Abenomics, which pursued monetary easing, fiscal stimulus, and structural reforms.

Shinzo Abe was born into a prominent political family with significant economic influence throughout pre-war, wartime and post-war Japan. His paternal grandfather Kan Abe served in the House of Representatives during World War II, while his father Shintaro Abe served in the House of Representatives from 1958 to 1991. His maternal grandfather Nobusuke Kishi helped found the Liberal Democratic Party in 1955, and served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1957 to 1960.

Abe's elder brother, Hironobu Abe, became president and CEO of Mitsubishi Shōji Packaging Corporation, while his younger brother, Nobuo Kishi, became Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs.

In 1987 Abe married Akie Matsuzaki, a socialite, former radio disc jockey, and the daughter of the president of Morinaga, a chocolate manufacturer. She is popularly known as the "domestic opposition party" due to her outspoken views, which often contradict her husband's. The couple had no children, having undergone unsuccessful fertility treatments early in their marriage.

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 Councillors election. He was reportedly in cardiopulmonary arrest and showed no vital signs immediately after the shooting. The Metropolitan Police arrested the alleged shooter, 41 year-old Yamagami Tetsuya, for attempted murder. Abe succumbed to his wounds at 5:03 PM JST later the same day at Nara Medical University. Abe is the sixth former Japanese prime minister to be assassinated.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Crime : Assault/ Battery Perpetration 8 July 2022 at 11:30 AM in Nara (Nara) (Shot by gunman)
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  • Death by Homicide 8 July 2022 at 5:03 PM in Nara (Nara) (Gunshot wounds, age 67)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from the biography The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan by Tobias Harris (Oxford University Press, 2020): "on 21 September 1954, Yōko and Shintarō's second son, Shinzō, was born in Tokyo."

Time of death from news report, "安倍氏は午後5時3分に死亡確認" [Mr. Abe confirmed dead at 5:03pm] (in Japanese). Kyodo News, 8 July 2022 [1].

Starkman rectified to 01.35.04 JST Asc 8Leo40'

Starkman quotes the Japanese website Metropoliran [2] for 2.35 am, original source is unknown.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Lived and studied in California, USA)
  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Homicide victim (Assassinated)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ political
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (Prime Minister of Japan, 2006-2007, 2012-2020)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Liberal Democratic Party)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (Longest-serving Japanese PM)