Japan’s Shinzo Abe apologises over ‘cherry blossom’ scandal. View the profiles of people named Shinzō Abe. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Ex-PM says he was unaware that his office had subsidised cherry blossom viewing parties for his supporters. Abe on Monday became Japan’s longest serving prime minister by consecutive days in office, eclipsing the record of Eisaku Sato, his great-uncle, who served 2,798 days from 1964 to 1972. For the first time ever since his first appointment as Japan’s prime minister in 2006 – and his second in 2012 – Shinzo Abe has finally announced he will start actively using Instagram in 2018. 100 Followers, 95 Following, 427 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from shinzo (@shinzo_abe_2020) Join Facebook to connect with Shinzō Abe and others you may know. 0 Followers, 1 Following, 0 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from @shinzo_abe_921 Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday corrected statements he had made in parliament and apologised for what he said were mistakes regarding a political funding scandal. He is the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history. Abe’s support group, led by his taxpayer-funded secretary, is suspected of contributing ¥9.16m over the period, the Asahi said. 1,813 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from ‘abeshinzo’ hashtag 74 Followers, 3 Following, 0 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from Shinzo Abe (@shinzo_abe_official) Mr Abe … Shinzo Abe (安倍 晋三, Abe Shinzō [abe ɕin(d)zoː]; born 21 September 1954) is a Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020.