Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister of Japan, was shot in the city of Nara on Friday and passed away at the age of 67, according to local media.
Abe was shot at roughly 11.30 a.m., according to Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno (local time). According to local media, Abe was transported to the hospital earlier that day after collapsing during a speech after the incident. Abe is in “serious condition,” according to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, who also expressed hope for his survival. During an election, which is the cornerstone of democracy, “(it) is a horrible act of barbarity that occurred and is utterly unacceptable,” Kishida added.
According to TBS News, the attacker, who has since been taken into custody, fired multiple rounds. One shot appeared to have struck Abe’s neck as well as his left chest, according to TBS.
Matsuno said at a briefing that “such a barbaric conduct cannot be accepted.”
During Abe’s address, an NHK reporter who was on the scene reported hearing two consecutive bangs.
Abe was Japan’s longest-standing leader after serving two terms in office. He had resigned in 2020, citing his poor health.
After learning of his passing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared a day of national mourning for Shinzo Abe on July 9, expressing his shock and sadness at his untimely death.He was a huge man.
Reacting to his death, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared at some point of countrywide mourning on Saturday on July nine as he stated, “Shocked and saddened past phrases at tragic dying of certainly considered one among my dearest friends, Shinzo Abe. He changed into a towering international statesman, amazing chief and a splendid administrator. He committed his lifestyles to make Japan and the sector a higher place.” “My affiliation with Mr. Abe is going again many years. I had were given to realize him in the course of my tenure as Gujarat CM and our friendship persisted when I have become PM.
His sharp insights on financial system and international affairs continually made a deep impact on me,” PM Modi stated. “Mr Abe made an enormous contribution to raising India-Japan members of the family to the extent of a Special Strategic and Global Partnership. Today, the complete of India mourns with Japan and we stand in team spirit with our Japanese brothers and sisters on this tough moment,” the Prime Minister stated. Mr.abe made an enormous contribution to raising India-Japan members of the family to the extent of a Special Strategic and Global Partnership.
Today, complete India mourns with Japan and we stand in team spirit with our Japanese brothers and sisters on this tough moment. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 8, 2022 Many global leaders additionally expressed their unhappiness at the assault on the previous Japanese chief, at the same time as many slammed the act terming it ‘mindless act of violence.’ Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong termed the act as a mindless act of violence pronouncing “Mr. Abe is a great buddy of Singapore.
I had simply hosted him to lunch in May, on my go to to Tokyo. My mind and prayers are with Mr. Abe and his own circle of relatives.” Received with a heavy coronary heart the information that Mr Abe has succumbed to his accidents and surpassed on. This is a deeply surprising and distressing incident. I provide my honest condolences to Mrs Abe Akie, Mr Abe’s cherished ones, and the humans of Japan. – LHL — leehsienloong (@leehsienloong) July 8, 2022 Former U.S. President Donald Trump stated the assault on Abe changed into devastating and defined Abe as a virtually notable guy and chief pronouncing he changed into a real buddy of mine and, an awful lot extra importantly, America. This is a extraordinary blow to the remarkable humans of Japan, who cherished and widespread him so an awful lot. We are all praying for Shinzo and his lovely own circle of relatives! Trump stated on his social media app.
Philippine Foreign Secretary Enrique Manalo stated he found out the information with notable surprise and dismay. I increase my deep sympathy and pray for his early recovery, he stated. Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah stated he changed into saddened and bowled over of the information of the assault on the previous Japanese chief. “On behalf of the Government and the humans of Malaysia, I would really like to explicit profound condolences to the Government and those of Japan, and the own circle of relatives of the demised former Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Shinzo Abe @AbeShinzo,” he tweeted.
PRESS STATEMENT On behalf of the Government and the humans of Malaysia, I would really like to explicit profound condolences to the Government and those of Japan, and the own circle of relatives of the demised former Prime Minister of Japan, H.E. Shinzo Abe @AbeShinzo. pic.twitter.com/Qap7h5taLJ — Saifuddin Abdullah