Shinzo Abe stoneware toby jug produced by Peter Meanley of Bangor, Ireland, in 2013. Shinzo Abe (1954-2022) was a Japanese politician and statesman who served as Prime Minister of Japan and President of the Liberal Democratic Party from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020. He was the longest-serving prime minister in Japanese history, serving for almost nine years in total. Abe also served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005 to 2006 under Junichiro Koizumi and was briefly the opposition leader in 2012. Abe was born into a prominent political family in Tokyo and was the grandson of Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi. This is one of eight toby jugs in the 2013 G8 Leaders Series that Meanley created to present to the eight leaders during their summit in Northern Ireland. Photo courtesy of Bob Moores.
2013 G8 Leaders Series