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.

Obama (L) shakes hands with Abe after his speech at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, Japan, on May 27, 2016. Obama was the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima to pay respects to the 140,000 people killed by the world's first nuclear atomic bomb in 1945 that brought World War II to a close. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo
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