The Chief Cabinet Secretary, Shinzo Abe was elected for the Liberal Democratic Party President on September 19th. He competed with 2 rivals; Taro Asou, Foreign Minister and Sadakazu Tanigaki, the Minister of Finance. Shinzo is not prime minister of Japan yet, but it is certain that he will be top leader of Japan at extraordinary diet session on 26th which has a final election for him.
Now, Shinzo became the minimus Liberal Democratic Party President in Japanese history at 51 years old. Today, September 20th is his birthday, so he turned 52 years old now. Besides, he is the first LDP President who was born after World War Ⅱ.
It was no wonder for Japanese people that Shinzo was elected because of full popularity. This is not known well in Japan, but Shinzo is what is called “sarabret of political world”
There are so many outstanding relatives in his family tree. Starting with Toshimichi Okubo who appears on Japanese textbook, there are Shigeru Yoshida who was 45th-51st Prime Minister, Nobusuke Kishi who was also 56th and 57th Prime Minister, Eisaku Sato who was 61st-63rd prime minister and other relatives who were politicians.
Especially, Eisaku Sato corresponds to the great-uncle for Shinzo, Kishi Nobusuke is Shinzo’s grand father, and his father was also a politician.
Moreover, Taro Asou who was a rival of Shinzo at party race has Shigeru Yoshida as his grand father. It is getting confusing, but this means that Shinzo and Asou are relatives.
Anyway, new leader was born in Japan. I hope he will demonstrate his skill without reverse for “beautiful Japan”