Shinzo Abe assassination stirs surprise backlash against the former leader
PETER LANDERS , The Wall Street Journal 4 min read 25 Sep 2022, 08:23 PM IST
- As world leaders arrive in Japan for state funeral, revelations about ruling party’s ties to church founded by the late Rev. Moon Sun-myung weaken Prime Minister Fumio Kishida
Few in Japan anticipated the events of July 8, when a man with a homemade gun walked up behind former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a rally and shot him to death.