Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe Dies After Shooting

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Shinzo Abe (Japan’s longest-serving prime Minister) was killed while delivering an address in Nara, 40 minutes east from Osaka. NHK, Japan’s state broadcaster, first reported his death.

Abe, 67 years old, spoke ahead of the Japanese Upper House Elections on Sunday. According to local media, police claim that Abe was struck from behind using a made-up shotgun. Tetsuya Yamagami (41 years old) was taken into custody.

The video shows Abe making a stump speech on a curbside, without any barriers or stage. Before the video stops, a cloud of smoke rises behind Abe. It is visible Here — though there is no graphic violence, viewer discretion is recommended. 

“This horrendous act, we don’t yet know the specific details.” said current prime minister, Fumio Kishida“But elections are being arranged.” This is the very foundation for democracy.

Abe was twice Japan’s prime Minister. After a brief one-year term in 2007, Abe held the office from 2012 to 2020. These eight years were the longest tenure of any prime minister in country history. Abe was not elected out of his position as prime minister but resigned both times because of health problems resulting from ulcerative collitis.

Abe, who was known in Japan for his hardline conservatism and his sanity, was widely regarded as a conservative figure. Support for revoking Japan’s post-World War 2 peaceismAlthough technically, the country is not allowed to have an arm force. The country has increased its “self defense force.” Abe is internationally recognized for being a skilled diplomat with China. A tense spotPrior to becoming prime minister of 2012,

Abe was in Nara to campaign for Kei Sato (a member of Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party in Japan’s Upper House parliament) ahead of Sunday’s election.

He was the heir of one of Japan’s political families. Shintaro Abe, Abe’s father, was Japan’s foreign secretary from 1982 to 1985. Shinzo’s grandfather Nobusuke Kishi was a former prime minster and helped found Liberal Democratic Party which has been at power for 63 out of the 67 year since its inception. Abe’s grandfather Kishi was born in 1960. Survived an assassination attemptThat saw him being stabbed six times.

Kevin Rudd was Australia’s prime Minister during Abe’s first stint as leader of Japan in 2007. A statement. “Shinzo Abe was a highly dynamic leader in Japan’s politics over many years. We all hope that he will be able to recover and take up his important duties in the Diet.”



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