The Japanese Prime Minister’s name should be Abe Shinzo, instead of Shinzo Abe, this is following the coronation of Emperor Naruhito, who has instructed the media and the rest of the world, to call the Prime Minister by his right name. Abe Shinzo.
For 13 years after taking office, it was revealed that the Japanese Prime Minister’s name has been said incorrectly.
The Foreign Minister, Taro Kono said, “I plan to ask international media orgainisations to do this.”
A person’s family name comes before their given name according to Japanese Convention, just as in China or Korea.