Shinzō Abe, born 21 September 1954 in Tokyo, Japan, became Japan’s Prime Minister in December 2012 after his Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP), of which he is President, won the election by a landslide.
Prior to 2012, Abe served for a year as Prime Minister from 2006 to 2007 but resigned in September 2007 for health reasons. Hailing from a politically prominent family, at age 52, Shinzo Abe became Japan’s youngest post-war Prime Minister, and the first to be born after World War II.
His father, Shintaro Abe, served in the House of Representatives from 1958 to 1991 and was foreign minister from 1982 to 1986 and his mother, Yoko Kishi, is the daughter of Nobusuke Kishi, Prime Minister of Japan from 1957 to 1960. Additionally, his great-uncle Sato Eisaku was Prime Minister from 1964 to 1972.
The term “Abenomics” is a merger of the words Abe and economics, and refers to the economic policies advocated by Shinzō Abe since the December 2012 general election, which elected Abe to his second term as Prime Minister of Japan. It is based upon “three arrows” of stimulus, monetary and structural reforms.
His Excellency Mr. Shinzo Abe will make an official visit to Jamaica as a special guest of the Government of Jamaica arriving on Wednesday, September 30 and departing Thursday, October 1.
While in Jamaica, Prime Minister Abe will be involved in several official activities in Kingston and St. Andrew including a floral tribute in honour of soldiers of World Wars I and II, bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Portia Simpson Miller, visit to a cultural site and a Dinner Reception with representatives of the Jamaican Government, business community and civil society.
Welcome by Jamaican Prime Minister
Guestbook signing at the Office of the Prime Minister
Wreath Laying at Heroes Circle
Bilateral Agreement Signing
Visit to Bob Marley Museum