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🦍 former prime minister abe's death
✔️ former prime minister of japan shot
the former prime minister of japan, shinzo abe, was assassinated at a campaign speech in the streets of nara, japan
he was shot by a man wielding a homemade firearm
the news put the country and the world in shock as:
abe was the longest serving prime minister in japanese history
japan does not allow possession of guns so shooting incidents are uncommon
one man was capable of murdering a high ranking political figure
this chain of thought, naturally, leads one to ask if the assassination was political
the killer is tetsuya yamagami, a former member of the japanese maritime self defense force
his mother was a devoted believer of the unification church and made large donations, causing yamagami’s family to lead a hard life
it has been reported that he had a grudge against abe, who he says had affiliations to the church
based on the information so far, the assassination was due to a personal vendetta and not a political motive
that’s all for today
i’m trying not to be too political in the culture part of the newsletter but this was a news story that could have had more media coverage
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💡 something im thinking about
on a lighter note, for any sitcom fans, the lego group showed off their set for the office sitcom!
it’s set to release october 1st
🙏 closing comments
all of this is just one ape’s opinion, but I would love to hear what you think. until next week, happy trading - i’ll be back with a topic that ape-peals to you!
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