Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister of Japan was assassinated on 8th July. He was shot by a person of authority in the city Nara, while he was giving a speech for the next elections. The entire city of Japan is devastated because of the death of their former prime minister. Thousands of people attended his funeral apart from friends and family who did a private funeral for him in a Tokyo Temple. He was 67 years old and his assassination causing his death is a huge shock to the nation.
Abe was a very able leader. He was the longest serving prime minister of Japan from 2006-2007 and then from 2012-2020. During his administration the relations between Japan and South Korea improved. He had great respect for the different military policies that he brought to Japan. According to New York Times, during his first term as Prime Minister they identified that he gave much importance for foreign policies and national security.
Shinzo Abe’s relations with India
Abe was passionate about his ties with India. He stood up for the country against China and he also signed mega trade pact as a friend of India. During his term he made friendly ties with both Dr. Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modiji. In a recent tweet Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a picture of Abe and him from a Tokyo meet. He also congratulated him on becoming the chairman of the Japan-India association. The professional relationship between Modi and Abe disturbed the former after his death. PM Modi announced a national day long mourning for his Japanese friend.
People in the parliament and from Japan say that Shinzo Abe invested himself personally in maintaining foreign relations. His assassination has been a shock in Japan. Japan police arrested the killer responsible behind the assassination and hope to sentence him for his crime. A similar assassination incident in India happened to Rajiv Gandhi during the 1980s and after that the most shocking assassination is that of Shinzo Abe.
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