Attacker admits to killing Shinzo Abe, Japan’s former Prime Minister | USA TODAY

A black hearse carrying the body of Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived at his home in Tokyo.

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The body of Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was returned to Tokyo on Saturday after he was fatally shot during a campaign speech in western Japan a day earlier.

Abe was attacked in the city of Nara and airlifted to a local hospital but died of blood loss despite emergency treatment including massive blood transfusions. Police arrested the attacker, a former member of Japan's navy, at the scene on suspicion of murder. Police confiscated the homemade gun he used, and several others were later found at his apartment.

The attacker, 41-year-old Tetsuya Yamagami, told investigators he plotted the shooting because he believed rumors that Abe was connected to an organization that he resents, according to police. Japanese media reported that the man had developed hatred toward a religious group his mother was devoted to. The reports did not specify the group.

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    1. @Swirvin’ Birds That unfortunately doesn’t seem to be the case. That’s what I was hoping to see in this video too, but after looking it up apparently (from what I could find) they’re still investing and have only said the suspect referenced a “specific organization” I assume during questioning.
      So tldr from what I could find we don’t have a “why” yet that’s public

    2. @Arashi-no-Ōkami agree on the video… It’s what made me go to the description to see wtf they were talking about.

  1. what difference does it make what train he took? Thats the best question they could come up with?

  2. The world falls apart in front of our eyes, one cherry blossom petal at a time. My deepest condolences to the Abe family, the people and peaceful nation of Japan. 🇯🇵

    1. The world is “NOT” falling apart. It’s FALLING INTO PLACE👁️👁️👁️
      He who have 👁️👁️👁️ let him see.!!!!!!!!

    2. @ahriman World is pretty much falling a part. Not educating yourself on what goes on in the world is a good way to just stay stagnant in life. tldr: you’re part of the problem

  3. I think what made this situation worse is some foreign news agency or politician had used photos of Hideo Kohima (veteran game developer) when talking about the suspect. Imagine people you know seeing that and believing you killed somebody. It’s just so tragic. Accuracy has to be of utmost importance when talking about this horrible stuff.

  4. Security Killed that man. Did yall see how close that man was sneaking behind him. Smh that was a Cannon not no gun. No way he was surviving that my hearts with japan 🇯🇵

  5. While gun violence in Japan isn’t commonplace, a friend of mine who lives in Japan reminded me that country has a fairly long and sordid history of politcal assassinations. Nevertheless, surprising and saddening. Peace and prayers to our Japanese neighbors.

  6. The fact that it was just a handmade gun from a lone man, and cost the life of one of the greatest leader. Smh

  7. Oh my God kawawa naman sya! Rest In Peace Prime minister Shinzo Abe. Thanks for being a friend of the Philippines. Thanks to all you help.

  8. My condolences to the family of Mr. Shinzo Abe, a truth Japanese🇯🇵 and world leader.
    He was a fierce defender of democracy and Japan’s allies including Taiwan 🇹🇼 by allowing troops to fight overseas.
    – He knew the Chinese regime and how to deal with it so well. Even after power transfer, the former PM still had lots of influence on world stage.
    – His speeches often angered the authoritarian surveillance regime because he spoke out against the Chinese expansionism.

    1. Japan is collapsing. Former PM Abe and his conservative party became more hawkish as domestic unemployment rises. Japanese government cover up people discontent by blaming some vague religious fallout. Japan was on the wrong track often making hostile speeches to China and Korea. Japan was naive to think Western countries will treat Oriental as equal.

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