Moments from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's career(35 images)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced his resignation from the office on Friday, citing health reasons. The nation's longest-serving prime minister, Abe, 65, said he will remain until a successor is found. Here's a look back at his political career.

Abe shakes hands as he arrives to speak to a joint session of the U.S. Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., on April 29, 2015. Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to address a joint meeting of Congress. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI | License Photo
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