• Kyodo


Shinzo Abe said he is planning to move out of his Tokyo home and into the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in March.

It has been taking Abe around 15 minutes to travel to the office by motorcade from his home since Dec. 26, when he became prime minister for the second time.

“I think it will be around that time,” Abe told reporters Sunday when asked whether he will move into the official residence next month.

The official residence is adjacent to the prime minister’s office. The first time Abe became prime minister, on Sept. 26, 2006, he moved into the official residence exactly two months after his inauguration. His previous stint as prime minister lasted less than a year.