Queen Elizabeth II paid tribute to Japanese Prime Minister Sinzo Abe on July 8
Japan’s former prime minister dies in gunshot attack
The 67-year-old man was shot twice in the back

July 8, 2022 was a tragic moment for former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Recall that the 67-year-old Japanese head of government died of a gunshot attack earlier in the day. Shinzo Abe was from a large family of politicians, reports Royal Histories. He had been a member of Japan’s House of Representatives since 1996 and served as the country’s prime minister twice. The first time was between 2006 and 2007. He also held this position from 2012 to 2020. Shinzo Abe was a key figure in the Liberal Democratic Party (PLD), Japan’s main political party.

Deeply saddened by the tragic death of Shinzo Abe, Queen Elizabeth II responded in a statement. “My family and I were deeply saddened to learn of the tragic and sudden death of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,” the 96-year-old sovereign began on the afternoon of July 8. . “I have fond memories of my meeting with Mr. Shinzo Abe and his wife, during their visit to the United Kingdom in 2016”, continues the monarch. “His love for Japan and his desire to seal ever closer relations with the United Kingdom were evident,” said Prince William’s grandmother. “I wish to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to his family and to the people of Japan at this difficult time,” Her Majesty concludes.

Shinzo Abe was shot twice in the back

Faced with this tragic news, Queen Elizabeth did not fail to pay tribute to this great tribute that was Shinzo Abe. Note that the former Japanese Prime Minister was shot twice in the back during a political rally in Nara. The author of this fatal attack is Tetsuya Yamagami, 41 years old. He had notably used “a homemade weapon” during the attack. It was at the hospital, around 5 p.m. on July 8, 2022 that the death of Shinzo Abe was announced.

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