Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister of Japan, was assassinated during a campaign speech in Nara, in the western part of the country. It was reported that Abe died after being taken to the hospital.
Former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, was assassinated on July 8, 2022, while speaking at an election campaign held in Nara, in the western part of the country. Abe was reported to have died within half an hour of being taken to a local hospital.
It was recorded that the former Japanese prime minister, who was shot while speaking to the crowd in support of the election campaign of the Liberal Democratic Party candidate in the city, was taken to a local hospital. It was reported that Abe, who had a heart attack after being shot, died in the hospital.
After the attack, the 42-year-old assassination suspect was taken into custody. It was learned that the attacker was a former soldier.
"A barbaric act like this is absolutely inexcusable, whatever the reasons, and we strongly condemn it," Cabinet Chief Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno told reporters.
Abe, who served as Japan's prime minister from 2012-2020, resigned in 2020 due to the re-emergence of a chronic health problem.
Condolence message from President Erdogan for Abe Shinzo
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a message of condolence for the former Prime Minister of Japan, Abe Shinzo, who lost his life as a result of an armed attack.
President Erdogan, in his message shared on his social media account, said:
“I am deeply saddened by the death of my dear friend Shinzo Abe, Former Prime Minister of Japan, as a result of an armed attack. I condemn those who carried out this heinous attack. My condolences to my friend Abe's family, loved ones, all the people and government of Japan.”
Who is Shinzo Abe?
Shinzō Abe (born September 21, 1954 – died July 8, 2022) was a Japanese politician. He is the longest-serving Prime Minister in Japanese history. He was elected Prime Minister of Japan in a special meeting on September 26, 2006 under the government of Japan. Japan's II. He is the youngest Prime Minister to take office after World War II and the first Japanese Prime Minister born after the war. He is the grandson of parliamentarian Kan Abe and the son of former foreign minister Shintarō Abe.
He was born into a political family in the city of Nagata. His grandfather Kan Abe and father Shintarō Abe were also politicians. His mother, Yōko Kishi, was the daughter of former Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi. He studied political studies at Seikei University and graduated in 1977. He later moved to the USA to study political studies at the University of Southern California. He started working at Kobe Steel in April 1979. He left the company in 1982 and worked in various places: he became the authorized assistant, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the private secretary to the chairperson of the LDP's General Council, and the secretary to the LDP General Secretariat.
On September 9, 2007, the Japanese Navy suspended its plan to withdraw personnel from Afghanistan. He resigned on September 12, 2007, citing health problems. He became Prime Minister of Japan for the second time in 2012, taking 478 out of 328 games. Re-elected Prime Minister, Abe came to this position for the second time and became the 6,5th Prime Minister elected in the last 7 years. He started his duty on December 26, 2012.
On 28 August 2020, Abe announced that he would resign as Prime Minister and Chairman of the Liberal Democrat Party, citing the recurrence of ulcerative colitis.
On July 8, 2022, he was attacked with an armed attack at the rally held in Nara city. It was reported that he suffered from cardiopulmonary arrest after the assassination and lost consciousness. He died about half an hour after he was shot.