Statement on the Passing of Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe passed away after being shot while on a campaign tour for the House of Councillors election. We strongly condemn this despicable act that attacks the very foundations of democracy and free society.  We are deeply saddened by his passing and extend our hearts to his family during this painful time of mourning.

Former Prime Minister Abe gave us a thoughtful interview for API’s previous projects, “Critical Review of the Abe Administration” as well as “The Independent Investigation Commission on the Japanese Government’s Response to COVID-19”. We are grateful for his kindness in sharing his thoughts and time with us throughout his life. 

With deepest sympathies,
Ken Jimbo, API President