Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe dies after being shot | DW News

Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe dies after being shot | DW News

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died after being shot on Friday during a campaign event in western Japan, the hospital where he was treated confirmed.

“Shinzo Abe was transported to [the hospital] at 12:20 p.m. (0320 GMT) He was in a state of cardiac arrest upon arrival. Resuscitation was administered. However, unfortunately, he died at 5:03 p.m.,” Hidetada Fukushima, a doctor at the Nara Medical University Hospital, said.

Police said a 41-year-old man had been arrested. Local media reported the suspect had served in the navy and left Japan’s Self-Defense Force in 2005. According to public broadcaster NHK, the suspect confessed to police that he was unhappy with Abe and intended to kill him.

The attack has shocked a nation with some of the world’s strictest gun control laws. NHK reported that the shooter used a homemade gun.


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  1. Deep condolence & praying for his departed soul. Its appears to be politically & geopolitically motivated killing done by those who don't want Japan’s sovereignty over to self esteemed Governance & independent foreign policies that japan can make. As Shinzo Abe's being trying to looking forward to establish mote friendly relations with China, & tring to close gaps with other rival neighbours and trying to change the Japan’s geopolitical status quo back to pre- ww2 stage. He been trying to regain the Japan’s heritage being lost in Second World War(WW2). He becoming the Nationalist, and trying uphold Japan with a self driven geopolitics entirely Japan centric, a self sufficient & independent Japan with all geopolitical aspects!!

  2. Tiefes Beileid und Gebet für seine verstorbene Seele. Es scheint ein politisch und geopolitisch motiviertes Töten zu sein, das von denen begangen wird, die nicht wollen, dass Japans Souveränität einer selbstbewussten Regierung und einer unabhängigen Außenpolitik überlassen wird, die Japan machen kann. Während Shinzo Abe versucht, sich darauf zu freuen, freundschaftliche Beziehungen zu China aufzubauen, Lücken mit anderen rivalisierenden Nachbarn zu schließen und versucht, Japans geopolitischen Status quo wieder auf das Stadium vor dem 2. Weltkrieg zu bringen. Er versuchte, das im Zweiten Weltkrieg (2. Weltkrieg) verlorene Erbe Japans wiederzugewinnen. Er wird zum Nationalisten und versucht, Japan mit einer selbstgesteuerten Geopolitik aufrechtzuerhalten, die vollständig auf Japan ausgerichtet ist, ein autarkes und unabhängiges Japan mit allen geopolitischen Aspekten!

  3. Most rulers are thieves, liars and murderers.
    Judicial systems are designed so that politicians are immune, so this happens or they are killed by the same politicians, such as John F Kennedy, who was executed by the CIA.

  4. He was far right wing and grand son of WW2 class A war criminal who refused to make a full apology to victims. He screwed up Japanese economy with his foolish policies and stole money from tax payers. For example, Abe won Tokyo Olympics then contracted paper box bed to his brother's company for $2200 each, gave used school property for almost nothing to his friend and used government fund to treat his supporters. He used sudden sickness as excuse twice to quit as prime minister when he was in hot seat for embezzlement and not able to handle COVID. Abe gave prayers every year to Japanese class A war criminals and changed school textbooks that Japan was victim of the West and nuclear bombs by the US. Let's not sugar coat this and look at him for facts that he was no angel.

  5. Germany is paying the price for political blunders they made in last 30 years. It was "diplomacy with commerce" . They were too much complacent, selfish and wanted to sell their products.

  6. Former President Obama and former President Trump have announced their participation in the Japanese state funeral for the assassinated former Prime Minister Abe, but Putin also said he would like to participate, but the Japanese government did not approve this.

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