Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe shot on campaign trail


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Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving former prime minister, has been shot during a stump speech in the western city of Nara.

According to the fire department, Abe fell to his death at around 11:30 AM. He was then taken by helicopter to a hospital after two shots had been fired into his neck and left collarbone. He was unconscious, and in cardiac arrest.

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“Such an act of brutality is unforgivable and we resolutely condemn it,” said Hirokazu Matsuno, Japan’s chief cabinet secretary. Abe’s condition was unknown, Matsuno said.

According to local media reports, police arrested a 41 year-old male suspect on the spot of the shooting. According to local media reports, the attacker used a shotgun.

A video taken by a mobile phone camera by a passerby showed Abe making a speech in the vicinity of Yamato-Saidaiji, in Nara’s suburbs. Behind him was visible a puff of white smoke.

Two students witnessed the shooting and told NHK, public broadcaster NHK, that Abe was shot for the first time.

“He didn’t collapse, we just heard a very loud bang, but it didn’t seem like anything happened to him,” said one of the students. She said that smoke was “clearly visible after the second shot” and that “Mr Abe collapsed the moment the second shot was fired”.

The second student said that the shooter “didn’t flee and stayed there, putting his gun nearby. He was very quickly surrounded by security.”

Ambassador to the United States, Rahm Emanuel said that he was shocked at the shooting. “Abe-san has been an outstanding leader of Japan and unwavering ally of the United States,” he said.

Abe’s two terms in office, from 2006 to 2007 to 2012 to 2020 were notable for his economic revival plan as well as his conservative views about history.

The stimulus program was launched in 2012 Abenomics is also known as, which aimed to lift Japan’s economy from decades of deflation.

Abe also held hawkish views on history and reforming the pacifist constitution to expand Japan’s military role — an agenda he Continued to championFollowing his resignation, he was unable to continue due to ill health.

Fumio Kishida became the prime minister, but Abe continued to be influential in all aspects of politics even after that. Japanese policy as head of the ruling Liberal Democratic party’s largest faction.

The former prime minister was in office before the Friday shooting incident. campaigning for Sunday’s elections for Japan’s upper house. He fiercely defended the legacy of his economic programme and urged the public to back a boost in defence spending in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and fears that China could attack Taiwan.

Beyond his economic policy, Abe pushed for free trade and promoted his vision of a “free and open Indo-Pacific”, which has been inherited by Kishida and US president Joe Biden as they build a series of alliances in the region to counter an increasingly aggressive China.


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