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Shinzo Abe, Japan’s Long-Serving Prime Minister, Dies at 67

  • Known for his shock therapy of ‘Abenomics’ to revive economy
  • Abe remained a prominent, hawkish voice on Japan’s defense
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Former Japanese PM Abe Has Died After Being Shot, NHK Says
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Shinzo Abe, the 67-year old former prime minister fatally shot on Friday, built a legacy during a record-breaking tenure as a foreign policy hawk, but will likely be most remembered for an aggressive economic-growth strategy that bore his name.

Abe died in a hospital hours after being shot during a campaign event for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Nara, western Japan, Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki said. The death was confirmed by a doctor during a hospital press conference.