Shinzo Abe, the nationalist who served as the longest-serving Japanese Prime Minister until his resignation in 2020, was fatally shot on Friday 7/8/2022 during an election event.
At the scene of the accident, the security dealt with the alleged shooter, who was arrested by the police. Japan is considered one of the safest countries in the world, with strict restrictions on weapons.
According to the authorities, Yamagami, who had been unemployed for three years and previously served in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force, assaulted Abe because he believed the latter belonged to the despised Yamagami group.
Shinzō Abe’s most important moments from his private and political life
Abe Shinz born September 21, 1954 in Nagato (Yamaguchi Prefecture), died July 8, 2022 in Kashihara (Nara Prefecture), was a Japanese politician. From September 26, 2006, to September 26, 2007, and from December 26, 2012, to September 16, 2020, he served as Prime Minister of Japan.
He is a professional business leader and political adviser and is descended from one of the most powerful political families in the nation. He succeeded Jun’ichir Koizumi, with whom he is friendly, as prime minister in 2006 after winning the presidency of the Liberal Democratic Party (PLD). Thus, he is the most recent Japanese prime minister since Fumimaro Konoe took office in 1937. Yasuo Fukuda will take over as prime minister as a result of his party’s defeat in the 2007 senate elections and due to health issues.
After five years of retirement from politics, he returns to the PLD presidency in 2012. In December 2012, he successfully persuaded Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to call legislative elections after becoming leader of the opposition. After the examination, his party gains a significant advantage, allowing him to regain the position of Prime Minister. With the help of his ally Kmeit, he successfully manipulates the opposition to force legislative elections in 2014, preserving his majority of the two-thirds in the lower house of the Japanese Diet. After the anticipated 2017 legislative elections, his party once again wins the majority of the two-thirds.
By the end of the year 2019, Shinz Abe will have held the position of prime minister for the longest period in Japanese history. The following year, when his authority is somewhat compromised by his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and related corruption-related matters involving his entourage, he announces his intention to step down from office due to a recurrence of his illness. On September 14, 2020, one of his close friends, Yoshihide Suga, succeeded him.
In Nara on July 8, 2022, Shinz Abe is killed. He was severely wounded after being the target of gunfire during a speech during the campaign for the Japanese Chamber of Consuls elections in 2022.
Family tree and origins
The Abe, Sat, and Kishi families, who have dominated Yamaguchi Prefecture since the sixteenth century, are the ancestors of Shinz Abe. A wealthy family of soy and sake producers, the Abes. For their part, the Sat and Kishi families were significant ones in the former Chish realm, united by conjugal unions and reciprocal adoptions. Shusuke Kishi, Shinz Abe’s maternal great-grandfather, married a Sat family member and took their name. In exchange, the Kishi family, who had lost its male heirloom, adopted his adult son, Shinz Abe’s grandfather Nobusuke Sat. One of his great-grandfathers was General Shima Yoshimasa.
Therefore, Nobusuke Kishi, the Japanese Prime Minister from 1957 to 1960, who was also imprisoned as a suspect of war crimes of class A from 1945 to 1948 in his capacity as a former top official of the Mandchoukouo and then of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in the war cabinet of General Hideki Tj, is the ancestor of Abe. He was held captive for three years by Americans until being freed in front of the Tokyo Tribunal. Anticommunist and pro-American, he pursues a policy aimed at reinstating his country in the United Nations. In 1960, he signed the contentious Mutual Security and Cooperation Treaty between the United States and Japan, renegotiating it in a way that was more amicable for both parties.
Shinz Abe stated in his book, Vers un magnifique pays ,Some had a propensity of accusing my grandfather of being “suspect of crimes of war of classe A,” and I felt deeply repulsed by it. Contrarily, because of this experience, it’s possible that I’m emotionally attached to conservatism.