NHK, the foreign news agency of Japan, confirmed the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe early on Friday morning. On Friday, he was shot at a lecture in Nara, a city near Kyoto.
Friday at around 11:30 a.m., he was shot in a street in Nara City, western Japan. The former leader campaigned for the impending election to the Upper House. He was 67.
The story claimed sources inside Abe’s NDP party as its foundation.“Shinzo Abe was transported to (the hospital) at 12:20pm. He was in a state of cardiac arrest upon arrival. Resuscitation was administered. However, unfortunately he died at 5:03 pm,” Professor Hidetada Fukushima of the Nara Medical University hospital told AFP.
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Here is prior coverage of the incident’s aftermath:
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s younger brother informed reporters in Tokyo on Friday morning that the former leader is receiving a blood transfusion as his health remains “very grave.”
Nobuo Kishi, the Japanese government’s minister of defense, stated that the attack is reprehensible regardless of the attacker’s motives. CONTINUE READING…