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Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe Dies

Former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe

 

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Japan’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe has died after being shot while campaigning for a parliamentary election in the Nara region. A man opened fire on Abe, from behind. Abe was 67 years of age.

 Important point 

  • A 41 year old man suspected of carrying out the shooting had been arrested.
  • Name of the shooter is Tetsuya Yamagami.
  • Yamagami is a former member of the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force.
  • Suspect used a homemade gun. Because Japan has strict gun laws that make obtaining a firearm extremely difficult
  • Doctors tried to save him, but he could not survive as he had a wide gaping hole in the heart.

 More Information About Shinzo Abe: 

  • Abe was prime minister of Japan and twice President of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from 2006 to 2007 and from 2012 to 2020.

 About Japan: 

  • Capital: Tokyo.
  • Present Prime Minister: Fumio Kishida.
  • Currency: Japanese yen.

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