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Shinzo Abe

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The Resume

    (September 21, 1954-July 8, 2022)
    Born in Nagato, Japan
    Prime Minister of Japan (September 26, 2006-September 26,2007; December 26, 2012-September 16, 2020)
    Chief Cabinet Secretary (2005-2006)

Why he might be annoying:

    He resigned after only one year in office during his first tenure as Prime Minister.
    His views on history have created controversy.
    He denies the abduction of ‘comfort women’ by Japanese troops in World War II.
    Despite being incredibly unpopular among the Japanese people, he blamed his resignation on diarrhea.
    He apologized to Hiroshima survivors after one of his cabinet members made a statement justifying the use of atomic bombs.
    His minister of agriculture committed suicide as a result of a financial scandal.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He vowed to work for a world wide ban on nuclear arms.
    He supports Japan's alliance with the U.S.
    He was a chief negotiator on behalf of Japanese citizens kidnapped by North Korea.
    He was shot and fatally wounded while campaigning for candidates in Japan's upcoming parliamentary elections (July 8, 2022).

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Year In Review:

    For 2023, as of last week, Out of 8 Votes: 12.50% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 208 Votes: 44.71% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 9 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 15 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 7 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 32 Votes: 65.62% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 29 Votes: 75.86% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 51 Votes: 76.47% Annoying