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 answers reporters' question during the ballot-counting ceremony for the parliamentary lower house elections in Tokyo on December 16, 2012. Abe's party regained rule of the country after defeat in 2009. Photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo
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