Then Japanese PM Shinzo Abe (centre, right) and his wife Akie (centre) posing with guests at the cherry blossom viewing party he hosted on April 15, 2017. Shinzo Abe and wife accused of giving cash to ultra-nationalist school. She worked at the advertising firm Dentsu, where she met Abe at age 22. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting President Donald Trump at the White House on February 10 and is also scheduled to golf with him at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. [5], While her husband was in office, Abe developed a close relationship with the Moritomo Gakuen kindergarten in Osaka, which is noted for its conservative and militarist culture, including requiring students to memorize the Imperial Rescript on Education. Shinzo Abe, Japan’s former prime minister, speaking to the media at the Parliament in Tokyo earlier this month. Shinzo Abe is the 1st Japanese Prime Minister born after World War II. Melania Trump did not join Akie Abe at … This is the second time that Abe has resigned the premiership (the first being in 2007) and ill health has again been cited as the reason. It is a reflection of whether we can speak out for the socially marginalized, and therefore, often times, voiceless.”, Obama Visits Hiroshima: 5 Fast Facts You Need To Know. She went to the USS Arizona Memorial and met a veteran. “I want to help build a society where anyone can conduct happy, enriched lives without facing discrimination,” Akie wrote on Facebook. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe resigned from his post. Akie has surprisingly been … Akie Abe is married to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is visiting U.S. President Donald Trump on February 10. Early life and first term as prime minister. About Shinzo Abe’s wife Akie Abe. Posted by u/[deleted] 2 years ago. She is from a wealthy Japanese family; her father is the former president of Morinaga & Co., one of Japan's largest confectionery companies. Eventually, Abe did visit Pearl Harbor in December 2016. Like Obama, Akie is also very popular on social media in Japan. [8], Wife of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe, Sacred Heart Professional Training College, "Japan's First Lady-to-Be an Avid Korean Wave Fan", "Japan's first lady Akie Abe joins gay parade", Japan, the place with the strangest drug debate in the world, "Shinzo Abe and wife under pressure over ties to ultra-nationalist school", "Akie Abe's social media silence creates questions",, Articles containing Japanese-language text, Articles with unsourced statements from July 2016, Wikipedia articles with CINII identifiers, Wikipedia articles with WORLDCATID identifiers, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 January 2021, at 19:59. Akie studied at a Christian school in Tokyo. Archived. She is currently 58 years old and her birth sign is Gemini. Akie is also known for her support of the LGBT community in Japan. “I want to pick up and pass on the views that don’t get through to my husband or his circle,” Akie told Bloomberg. “That is a bit like an opposition party, I suppose.”, “When he is being criticized by the opposition parties every day, if I go home and start nagging him again, he might ask me to stop it,” she told Bloomberg. “I think it is all fate and I have to accept it – the fact that I married a politician, that he became prime minister and that we were not blessed with children,” Akie said in 2006. Here's a look at Akie Abe's life. Her father, Akio Matsuzaki, was the president of confectionaries manufacturer Morinaga, which was founded by both of her great-grandfathers. This article is more than 3 years old. Akie Abe, 44, married to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe since the age of 25, said she had decided to answer questions about the … Abe and Akie, born Akie Matsuzaki in June 1962, have been married since 1987. NEW DELHI – Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sept. 19 invited his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe and his wife Akie Abe to visit India at their leisure, sources said. Akie Abe was accompanied by Honeylet Avanceña, President Rodrigo Duterte’s common-law wife, during her visit to the cemetery in Barangay Mintal. Akie Abe (安倍 昭恵, Abe Akie; née Matsuzaki; born 10 June 1962) is a Japanese radio DJ and the spouse of politician Shinzō Abe, who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020. Republic Day 2021: Ex-Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, singer SP Balasubramaniam awarded Padma Vibhushan - Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and legendary singer SP Balasubramaniam have been awarded Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award of the country, on Monday (January 25). [1], In the late 1990s, Abe worked as a radio disc jockey in her husband's hometown of Shimonoseki.