According to national broadcaster NHK, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, one of the country’s most influential leaders was shot and died while attending a campaign event in Nara, near Osaka.

The 67-year-old Abe served as Japan’s prime minister from 2006 to 2007 and again from 2012 to 2020, making him one of the country’s most prominent political figures.

Since it was created in 1955, his center-right Liberal Democratic Party has controlled Japanese politics.

Shinzo Abe
Shinzo Abe

Abe was Japan’s longest-serving prime minister by the time he stepped down in August 2020 due to illness.

Nobusuke Kishi, who served as Japan’s prime minister from 1957 to 1960, and his father Shintaro Abe, who served as the country’s second-highest-ranking cabinet secretary, both served under Abe as prime minister.

It was Abe’s goal to convert a pacifist and nuclear-armed nation under the American nuclear umbrella into a worldwide power. Additionally, he made an effort to revive the sluggish Japanese economy, which had fallen out of first place in Asia during his two terms in power.

His brief first stint as prime minister was marked by scandal. In 2012, he was able to more effectively change the path of the country’s future.

The “Abenomics” measures he implemented were meant to shake up a stagnating economy after a long period of prosperity following World War II.

As part of Abe’s “three arrow” approach, the Bank of Japan was persuaded to soften monetary policy, the government was encouraged to spend more money, and other economic adjustments were implemented in an effort to reverse the country’s two decades of stagnation.

Shinzo Abe Cause of Death

Shinzo Abe was shot and killed during his Speech by a suspect called Tetsuya Yamagami, who is believed to be the Shooter. According to reports, Tetsuya Yamagami was “dissatisfied” with him and that was the reason for shooting him.



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