Sunday Mirror

Respect paid to murdered ex-Japan PM


A HEARSE carrying the coffin of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived at his home in Tokyo yesterday.

He was shot dead on Friday morning while speaking at a political campaign event in the southern city of Nara.

Police investigat­ing his assassinat­ion have said the suspect held a grudge against a “specific organisati­on”.

They said the alleged gunman, Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, believed Abe was part of it.

Yamagami has admitted shooting the politician with a homemade gun.

Members of Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party lined up outside his home to pay their respects.

His funeral is scheduled for Tuesday.

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