Shinzo Abe, former Japan PM, dies after being shot in Nara

The incident occurred at around 11.30 am (8 am IST). Abe was making a campaign speech on a street outside the train station ahead of Sunday’s election to the upper house of Japan’s parliament.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Abe Shinzo collapsed during a speech in the city of Nara, in western Japan

Shinzo Abe Restored Economic Growth to Japan Two of the former prime minister’s crowning achievements are restoring economic growth and increasing spending on defense.

The assassin was identified by the Japanese media as Tetsuya Yamagami, a 41-year-old, who was an ex-marine in Japan’s self-defence forces.