Key dates in tenure of Japanese Top Minister Shinzo Abe

Japanese Top Minister Shinzo Abe says he’ll step down as a consequence of his health.

Some key dates in his life and occupation:

Sept. 21, 1954 — Shinzo Abe is born to parents who both came from political families, and his father, Shintaro Abe, later modified into international minister.

1977 — Graduated from Seikei College in Tokyo.

1979 — Starts working at Kobe Metal.

1993 — First elected as legislator from the southwestern prefecture of Yamaguchi.

2005 — Appointed chief Cupboard secretary below Top Minister Junichiro Koizumi.

2006 — Is elected chief of the governing Liberal Democratic party, making him high minister.

2007 — Resigns as high minister, citing health reasons.

2012 — Starts his 2d stint as high minister.

2013 — Embarks on his “Abenomics” policies to reduction boost through easy lending and structural reforms.

2017 and 2019 — Holds meetings with U.S. President Donald Trump, at the side of golf.

Aug. 24, 2020 — Turns into Japan’s longest-serving high minister by consecutive days in region of job, surpassing his astronomical uncle.

Aug. 28, 2020 — Abe announces he’ll step down, citing health reasons.

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