What is the secret behind the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe?

Newshub18 :What is the secret behind the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe?

Out of resentment, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been shot dead. The assailant had already tried to kill Abe. Citing Japanese police, the country’s local media reported the news, according to Indian media NDTV.
Shin, 8, was shot in the back while addressing a political rally in the western Japanese city of Nara on Friday.


Japanese police have arrested a 41-year-old man named Tatsuya Yamagami in connection with the incident. The attacker is a former Japanese navy (Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force). He shot Shinzo Abe with a weapon made in his own technology. His weapons were confiscated after the arrest. He was wearing a gray T-shirt and trousers at the time of the attack.
A source in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Shinzo Abe was bleeding from his throat after being shot. Abe has served two terms as prime minister of Japan. He has served as the country’s longest-serving prime minister. He resigned in 2020 due to illness. But he has considerable influence over the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

Abe arrived in Osaka by plane on Friday morning and from there flew to the city of Nara. Within minutes of starting his speech to the crowd in front of the Yamato Saidaiji station in Nara city, he was shot and immediately fell to the ground. After taking him to the hospital, the doctor declared him dead.

How did this murder happen

The shooting death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sent shockwaves through the country. Japan has one of the lowest gunfire rates in the world, CNN reports. This is because of the country’s strict arms control laws. Even then, the assassination of the former prime minister in the country has taken the world by surprise.

Abe was shot during a party campaign in the Japanese city of Nara on Friday morning local time. He was taken to hospital in a critical condition. He was later pronounced dead at the scene, according to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

According to the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney in Australia, nine people were killed in a shooting in Japan in 2016. The death toll in the United States that year was 39,640.Nancy Snow, the International Security Council’s director of Japan, said Aber’s death would change Japan.

Snow told CNN: “Shooting is not uncommon in Japan, and it’s not even culturally similar. The gun culture in our country, the United States, is unimaginable to the average person in Japan. There is nothing to say at this time. I actually lost my language. ‘
According to the Japanese broadcaster NHK, citing police, the man who shot Abe was in his forties. A home-made gun was used in the attack.

Under Japan’s firearms law, only shotguns are allowed to be sold in Japan. It is illegal to carry small arms (revolvers, pistols) here. The process of getting these firearms is also extremely complex and lengthy. This requires great patience.
To get a weapon, a potential buyer in Japan has to take part in a day-long class, pass a written test. They have to take mental health tests and drug tests. His past activities are widely scrutinized. Whether he was involved in any crime before, whether he had personal debt, whether he was involved in any organized crime or his relationship with family and friends is also examined here.

After getting the registration of the weapon, the owner must register the weapon with the police. It is necessary to inform where the weapon will be kept. It is to be kept in a separate and locked place. This weapon has to be shown to the police at least once a year. To renew the registration of weapons, one has to take training every three years and sit for the test.

Due to these strict regulations, the number of owners of personal weapons in Japan is very low. In 2016, in a country of 12 and a half crore people, only 3 lakh 6 thousand people had registered weapons. For every 100 people this number is zero point 25 percent. In the United States, the rate is 125 per 100 people. This information is from a small arms survey conducted by the Geneva Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

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