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 holds a press conference to discuss his APEC meetings in Beijing on November 11, 2014. China and Japan "need each other" Abe said, calling for the testy Asian neighbors to step up tentative efforts to put a simmering hostility behind them. Photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI | License Photo
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