Carter Center Statement on the Assassination of Shinzo Abe

ATLANA (July 8, 2022) — The Carter Center condemns the assassination of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Political violence is never acceptable, and it is especially shocking in a country as peaceful and free of gun violence as Japan. The government and people of Japan have for many years been strong supporters of the Carter Center’s programs — this very day, we are breaking ground on an outdoor display for a beautiful Peace Bell that symbolizes our deep connection. We extend our deepest condolences to the Japanese people and the loved ones of the former prime minister. 


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