[Obituary] Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died after being shot during a speech in Nara, Japan.


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On July 8, 2022, Mr. Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan and a member of the House of Representatives, passed away at the age of 67.

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Mr. Abe was wounded by gunfire from behind while delivering a speech in front of Kintetsu Yamato Saidaiji Station in Nara City on the morning of that day. He was taken to Nara Medical University Hospital in Kashihara City, Nara Prefecture, for treatment.


Biography of Mr. Shinzo Abe

Mr. Abe was born on September 21, 1954, the second son of Shintaro Abe, a reporter for the Mainichi Shimbun newspaper at the time, and his wife Yoko, the eldest daughter of Nobusuke Kishi, a member of the House of Representatives.

He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1982 to 1986, and also served in the party’s three highest positions: Chairman of the Policy Research Committee (1979-1981), Chairman of the General Affairs Committee (1986-1987), and Chairman of the House of Representatives (1987-1988). 1986-1987), and Secretary General (1987-1989).

After graduating from the Department of Political Science, Faculty of Law, Seikei University, Mr. Abe worked at Kobe Steel, Ltd. and served as Shintaro Abe’s secretary-general from 1982.

Shintaro Abe was a strong contender to be the “next prime minister” many times before his death in 1991.

Shintaro Abe’s foundation was succeeded by Shintaro Abe, who was first elected in 1993.

He became secretary general in 2003-2004.

He served as Chief Cabinet Secretary from 2005-2006 before becoming the 90th Prime Minister in 2006.

Shinzo Abe was the first postwar prime minister born in Japan, and at 52 years old, he became the youngest postwar prime minister, younger than Kakuei Tanaka at 54.

His cabinet continued to face difficulties, including the death of Agriculture Minister Toshikatsu Matsuoka, who faced various allegations, and his defeat in the House of Councillors election.

In September 2007, Shinzo Abe announced his resignation as prime minister and LDP president.

He then became prime minister again in 2012 and ran the longest administration in constitutional history, lasting nearly seven years and eight months.

According to a press conference at Nara Medical University Hospital, Abe died at 17:03.

It also said that the bullet that entered his body was not found in the operation. The amount of blood transfused was “100 units” (= 14 liters).

Following the death of Shinzo Abe, the LDP headquarters announced the following regarding activities on the last day of the House of Councillors election.

“To proceed with the election campaign with a firm determination not to yield to violence, taking into account the circumstances in each region.”

Mr. Shinzo Abe was a wonderful prime minister who contributed greatly to the development of Japan through his long-term administration.

When I received the news that he had been shot, I couldn’t help but exclaim: “It’s not true! I shouted.

Even if we have different ideologies and beliefs, we are human beings who live with respect for each other.

I believe that understanding each other with that mutual respect is what makes a wonderful society.

The suspect in this case killed Mr. Abe with a homemade gun.

At this time, reports also indicate that he named a specific religious leader and made an incongruous statement to the effect that he intended to target this leader.