All about Mr. Shinzo Abe
Team Ambitiousbaba are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “All about Mr. Shinzo Abe“
Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot at a rally while campaigning for elections to Japan’s upper house and declared died an hour after shooting on 8 July 2022.
Shinzo Abe had resigned from his post as Prime Minister on August 28, 2020 with apologizing to the people of Japan.
About Shinzo Abe:
Born: 21 September 1954
Shinzo Abe was born in Tokyo in a prominent political family. He pursued graduation in political science and public administration.
He was made prime minister of Japan first time in 2006 at the age of 52.
Shinzo Abe was the youngest prime minister of the country at that time.
After resigning from his first skimp as Prime Minister in 2007, he received a rare second term in December 2012 and was re-elected in 2014 and 2017. With this period of time he succeeded to give stability to a nation desperately seeking it.
Shinzo Abe gave signature strategy of ‘Abenomics’ which depended on a mix of bold quantitative easing, fiscal spending, and structural reforms. This policy managed to ignite growth in a low growth economic landscape at least initially. Japan witnessed its longest economic expansionist growth under Abe before the impact of COVID-19 grinding it to a halt.
Admiring work on India-Japan ties:
Shinzo Abe was a very special Japanese leader for India. His lovingness for India and his vision for India–Japan bonds have been central to his vision of the Indo-Pacific.
He had visited India during his first term and took the bilateral ties a new momentum by becoming the first Japanese Prime Minister to visit India thrice.
His relationship with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and their confluent worldviews allowed India–Japan ties to touch new heights in recent years. It was under Abe’s leadership the two nations finally agreed to sign the civil nuclear pact in 2016.
Shinzo Abe wills behind a beautifully built legacy of a rare breed of Japanese statesmen who shaped not only the Japanese domestic environment but also managed to have a significant imprint on global strategy which is a truly remarkable achievement.
Important event between India-Japan:
2006: India-Japan relationship was elevated to a Global and Strategic Partnership with the provision of annual Prime Ministerial Summits.
2007: Shinzo Abe turned the first-ever Japanese PM to address a joint session of Indian Parliament.
2014: Shinzo Abe was officially invited as the Chief Guest at the Republic Day parade.
2014: The two countries advanced their relationship to a ‘Special Strategic and Global Partnership’ during the first visit of PM Narendra Modi to Japan.
2017: Shinzo Abe visited India in 2017 and laid the foundation of India’s first bullet train project at Ahmedabad. The bullet train project is the 508-km Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed corridor which is being constructed with Japanese support at an estimated cost of Rs 1.1 trillion.
2021: Shinzo Abe had been awarded India’s second-highest civilian award ‘Padma Vibhushan’ by Government of India.
Question & Answer:
Q1. Give the name of former prime minister of Japan who died recently.
Ans. Shinzo Abe
Q2. Who is the longest serving prime minister of Japan?
Ans. Shinzo Abe
Q3. Government of India was honored Shinzo Abe in 2021 with which award?
Ans. Padma Vibhushan