Shinzo Abe, who served as Japan’s longest-standing prime minister, has been assassinated while delivering a public speech.
Abe was 67. years old. He was shot in the city of Nara, according to #NHK a suspect is under an arrest. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20220708_41/
Local police say the man suspected of attacking Abe, who was giving a speech in front of Yamato Saidaiji Station when the incident took place at around 11:30 a.m. Campaigning had been underway for Sunday’s Upper House election.
Abe tried to reinvigorate the nation of Japan with his bold economic policies, and a strong and independent military.
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