Japan’s PM increases the security of Cabinet ministers after the assassination of Shinzo Abe.
Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida increased the security of Cabinet ministers and other politicians on Friday (July 8) after the shooting death of former premier Shinzo Abe during an election campaign in western Japan’s Nara city.
Kishida denounced the assault on Abe in the “strongest terms.” The prime minister of Japan remarked, “This assault is a horrible crime that occurred during the elections – the very core of our democracy – and is inexcusable.”
According to Japan’s Kyodo News, Prime Minister Kishida met with Justice Minister Furukawa Yoshihisa and Chairperson Ninoyu Satoshi of the National Public Safety Commission to discuss stepping up security for Cabinet members and others in advance of the approaching Upper House election on Sunday.
On Friday afternoon, he spent around 20 minutes talking with the authorities about how to respond to the shooting.
According to a PTI report, he urged them not to give in to terrorism and violence.
Following the news of Shinzo Abe’s assault, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and his Cabinet members hurried from campaign stops around the nation to Tokyo.
The head of the National Police Agency, Nakamura Itaru, was urged by the chair of the National Public Safety Commission to increase security for Cabinet members and other prominent national figures.
According to Reuters, Shinzo Abe, a former prime minister of Japan, was shot at while running for a parliamentary seat in Nara, according to Japan media.
The former prime minister of Japan was taken to a hospital for emergency care.
Still, his heart had stopped, and he was not breathing. According to the hospital authorities, he received emergency care, including a blood transfusion, but was subsequently declared dead.
Japan, one of the safest countries with some of the strongest gun prohibitions, was startled by the massacre, as was the rest of the globe.
But, according to a report from Japan’s NHK public television, Abe had the best security. Japan Police apprehended the alleged shooter at the scene of the crime.
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