Assassination In Japan: ABE Shinzo, Former Prime Minister, Shotgunned By Ex-Soldier Buddhist
By Thorsten J. Pattberg for the Saker Blog
The former Prime Minister of Japan, ABE Shinzo, just got assassinated by a combat veteran in the streets of historic Nara, close to a train station.
The ‘Cool Japan’ showman and ex-Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party was apparently gunned down by a certain YAMAGAMI Tetsuya (41), who had military training and who had assembled a DIY twin-barreled shotgun that looked like a lot like a movie prop from Mad Max or the Fist of North Star.
Mr. ABE, globally recognized for his dysfunctional ”Abenomics” (aka supervised economic decline), was shot twice in neck and heart-lung from behind. He collapsed to the ground and rolled on his back, not reacting.
Revising The Pacifist Article 9 To Remilitarization
The deadly shots were fired at 11:29 am on Friday, July 8, 2022. There were about 20 women-aids and civilians close by, and about a hundred watchers some 50 feet away, but not at all a mass of spectators or some mass panic or anything. That’s why all those perfect pictures could be taken. The politician lay down next to a street crash barrier like roadkill.
YAMAGAMI, a wiry lean man with full black hair and wearing glasses, stood in the background for some while and nobody noticed him, apparently.
When he saw Mr. ABE turning his back, the mysterious man dressed in khaki colors made his move and wore his white medical-looking plague mask against the deadly coronavirus at all times correctly.
YAMAGAMI dropped the handmade shotgun when 4 security guards put him to the ground, now for everyone to see on video, and for the analysts around the world to analyze.
Watching the news LIVE on TV and on two laptops and on three mobile phones simultaneously is quite the adrenaline rush; especially in East Asia, where news are loud, splitsecond and multitasking. Then, there was also this American Häagen-Dazs ice cream commercial…
Japanese media follow strict journalistic protocol [for moderation]. So, while official NHK talking heads were saying that ABE Shinzo was injured, and that not more could be said at this point in time, net citizens in Taiwan and Korea already shared savage footage from dying ABE Shinzo in his own blood and not moving at all.
Also, everything is blurred in Japanese news. Faces, blood… pixelated. Not so in China where street gore is rarely a problem.
How could this even happen, you ask? Are there not like… thirty agents shielding their supreme leader, like Barack Obama or Angela Merkel are shielded when visiting “the people“?
Well, apparently, guns are prohibited in Japan, and extremely hard to import, unless you are an American arms dealer. Even the secret service did not pull their guns, even after their boss already lay dead or anyway looked like he was laying dead.
They just grabbed the punk killer and that was that. Japan has the death penalty, though. That could be comforting.
Assassinations of Prime Ministers in Japan happened before, in the 20s and 30s of the last century. Other attempts have been made. But in recent memory, no such king killings.
The attack had to be premeditated. Mr. ABE on Friday morning was not difficult to find. His own LDP party openly advertised his visit to Nara, when and where ABE would show up [see the ad below].
All Mr. YAMAGAMI had to do was sneak up behind him… and BAM, BAM.
That said, there is probably nothing political to gain for Mr. Y from this, only negative fame.
Unlike in the West, in Japan the names of perpetrators are immediately released to the public. This is done to shame their families, teachers, employers and friends… everyone down to the local swim club manager. Unfortunately, YAMAGAMI looked very professional and righteous. He successfully inserted himself into Japanese history.
The ruling LDP [Liberal Democratic Party] has no loss, only gains… and more sympathy. In two days, on July 10, are the elections for the Upper House. The LDP is wanting for a clear majority of seats. And this will probably happen anyway, and now more than ever. ABE Shinzo was very pro-American and anti-China. He supported the revision of the Pacifist Article 9 of the Constitution to re-militarize Japan under the leadership of the USA against a future war against China.
Japan has been ruled by the LDP since 1950, with only minor interruption for one or two years. The Japanese people are so brainwashed by the American occupiers, they believe ABE‘s ‘Cool Japan’ is real, even though the masses of people are poorer now and Japan‘s future seems quite pointless.
Mr. ABE kept Japan servile, prevented Asia‘s unification, and lowered Japan’s birthrates—all of which made him the darling of the Western media. He also prostrated Japan further under the G7, NATO, WHO, IMF and other Western organizations…
When Mr. ABE resigned as Prime Minister on August 28, 2020, due to illness of his intestines, he had more or less completed Japan‘s total Americanization [see some magazine covers by Time magazine or the Economist below].
All the Japanese people did since 2020 was zapping through US Netflix and Disney+ Channel, lining up for gene-experimental US-Pfizer vaccination, starring at their US iphones, using US Google, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or watching Youtube for Japan news. That was true Abenomics.
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Abenomics in its early 2013 stages consisted of ABE‘s three arrows: One up the sky. Another down the sea. The third over the mountains. It‘s a metaphor for gobbledygook. What ABE had in mind was printing more money, spending more money, and getting bigger through more money. This is not satire. It is an accurate description of Japan‘s strategy of assisted decline from 2012 to 2020.
And what did Mr. ABE get in return? Western media don‘t even bother to spell the dead man‘s name correctly, even when he was still alive: It is ABE Shinzo, and NOT Shinzo Abe! sight…
And to make the humiliation worse, when the news of his assassination first broke on Twitter and Yahoo!, those US media portals showed their readers in Japan a charity banner that urged them to support the Ukraine war against Russia. Can you believe it?!
There can only be one politically correct explanation for Mr. YAMAGAMI formerly of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Forces to have killed his former head of state, and it cannot possibly be the US-occupation of Japan. It can only be the not-enough US-occupation of Japan.
Therefore, they will probably say that the Chinese are celebrating ABE’s demise and that YAMAGAMI’s true motive was radical Buddhism or something obscure.
So could Mr. ABE still be alive, actually? There‘s a conspiracy on Chinese Weibo and US Reddit that he might be dead but that the government cannot report it before strategic consultations have taken place with KISHIDA, the LDP leadership, the regime press AND the US embassy, all scheduled for 14:30 pm Tokyo time.
The Japan flow of information: Hospital informs government, government writes press release for US Reuters, Japanese NHK gets a Carbon Copy.
The Taiwan flow of information: Reporters in hospital overhear the doctors, inform the public.
Meanwhile, NHK was showing us the red-and-white helicopter landing on Nara University Hospital‘s rooftop, over and over again. The three rescuers who pushed the cart didn‘t seem in a hurry.
Mr. ABE would not be taken back to Tokyo any time soon.
Unless he was stable,…
Or had been dead.
[NOTE: Taiwan TV TVBS Channel on at 17:53 Tokyo Time reported ABE Shinzo demise. Japan NHK came in second, minutes later. The exact time of death, according to Nara Hospital, was 17:03 pm on July 8, 2022.]
The author is a German writer and cultural critic.
Further Reading: Japan made the terrible mistake of aligning itself with the woke West and is now self-destroying. Read previous presentations about this nation‘s horrible decline:
Brutal. The Truth About Japan. From Tokyo University.
WOKE in Tokyo. The US Nukes Cool Japan Out Of Its Existence.
Worried about WW3 and transmitting coronavirus, Japanese bought 20 million house pets.
German Chancellor Scholz Attended Girls’ Day in Berlin, Accidentally Flew For NATO To Japan Next.
STOP IT, JAPAN: Mass Formation Psychosis.
Top Guns, Kishida, and US Biden: Showdown With Russia and China.
The Path To Japan’s Childlessness As Conceived By Its Satanic US Occupiers.
Things Are Not Looking Good For Japan‘s Sovereignty
Bonus Round: Japan and Other Social Evils – Full list of all 4 parts in this series:
Part 1. The Hikikomori Or Socially Dead.
Part 2. The X-Kyaku Or Deformed Underclass.
Part 3. Akuma No Juku Or: The Devil‘s Cram Schools.
Part 4. Kodomo No Yūkai Or: The Children-Abductors.
No political assassinations happen by chance. Who knows why the cabal needs this spectacle but I guess they will increase this kind of thing as time goes on. After all, it gives them a chance to introduce more paramilitary measures against the civilian populations. They faked the murder of Jo Cox in an attempt to scuttle Brexit but whether she was actually killed? Maybe not. She was after all just like Abe a WEF puppet.
Real or fake, political assassinations are just tools to easily manipulation the population like rounding up cattle to be led to slaughter.
Sad in any case for him, his family and friends. I recently read that Japan actually PAYS Washington to host the tens of thousands of occupation troops plus ships, planes, missiles. $Billions annually. Some maniac recently was calling for our Statue of Liberty to be taken down? Never fear there are at least four fair replicas of her in conquered and colonized Japan.
An interesting POV, but wrought with hyperbole and innuendo.
Abe was not eliminated to get him out of the way. Japan is on track, tracks well-established by Abe and his ruling group. There are scant domestic rivals to that destination.
I Agree, although I love the Hyperbole and innuendo. Japanese internal politics does appear buttoned down by AZE and largely musical chairs on the Titanic?? It has been essentially a one-party state and all factions under US diktat.
They were already remilitarizing stealthily with calling everything “self-defense” while fielding more numbers than most countries and having helicopter carriers larger than many aircraft carriers and which can be rapidly converted to such, esp using STOVL planes.
This appears more an emotional attack against Japan. Like stunning cattle with electricity. Towards??? He was actually a reckless warmonger.
Badhrakumar also agrees. He also raises disturbing point the AZE is resuscitating a fascist Japanese-German alliance such as the Anti-Commintern Pact (1936). Could this ABE sacrifice be used to dissuade Japanese to overcome long-term pacifism and engage in a Ukie-like suicide charge against China? I am thinking of a PysOp to get Japanese to turn off their brains, like Gladio false-flags did for a while in Europe, to hate the desired target.. An indication would be the “lone-nut” murderer being increasingly associated with China, as Thorsten highlights.
Another consideration for turning towards rearming is the same as Germany’s current predicament: more money funneled towards US MIC. Germany promised $100 billion worth. Both will be milked in the eternal racket. Let’s see how many more F-35As and especially F-35Bs are now ordered… I would think one way the crazies hope to overcome the obviousness and futility of building up Taiwan is marshalling Japan for its grand suicide, and thereby harm both economic leaders of Asia.. at this point, it is burn down as much of the World Island they can get away with in the little time remaining.
Thorsten is pulling his punches a bit here (or being naive or distracted by his compulsion to make smarty-pants cultural references). As I commented in the cafe before Thorsten’s piece was posted, Abe was burnt, just a few days before the election, to make him a martyr to help the LDP achieve at least 69 seats in the parliament, which would enable them to reform the pacifist Japanese constitution and then go on to remilitarise the country. This is the USAmerican MIC’s ultimate wet dream come true.
Btw the funniest thing in Thorsten’s piece is not the author’s cultural references but the fact that, in the pic of him brandishing his pop-gun, Yamagami can be seen to have a bottle of spring water in his trouser pocket. You know, just in case he needs to re-hydrate between shots.
Isn’t it the US that oppose remilitarization? The pacifisn was inposed as a punishment for WW2, was it not?
The only true punishment that Japan got was the dropping of two atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Would you consider that as “pacifism”???
But now there’s China right?
As the head of state he gave a national endorsement to the Yasukuni Shrine. This is the Oriental equivalent of black magic and it was directed at China and other perceived enemies of Japan. So he wasn’t just denying Japan’s war crimes he was elevating the perpetrators into national heroes. Only elderly Orientals really understand these issues, but suffice to say that the insult that Abe offered to the Chinese people was as bad as it can get.
They killed him to make a martyr and create the necessary political capital to implement the project he failed to deliver on fully :the remilitarization of Japan.
using the term “killed” loosely, you nailed it! a false flag performance for the benefit of the LDP to remain in power. was there not a reference to shinzo’s health? could it have been terminal, thus shinzo chose to “safely sacrifice” himself for the party/us?
In relation to Japan’s so called “Pacifist Constitution”, wasn’t Japan under US military occupation? Such “constitution” is questionable, at best or just a smokescreen, at worst.
The comments trivialize the event. Obviously a Deep State hit. Abe wanted nukes for Japan. Anathema to US.
So the Saker blog site was down over the entire weekend then? I could never get through. Kept getting 522 error code. The trouble shooter diagnostic said that the problem was MY server (I assume Comcast.net) which was “hogging” bandwidth or whatever and had to be disconnected after “timing out.” I’m just a cyber-illiterate who understands nothing about the engineering or operation of computer networks… and don’t want to! Will not even buy a “smart” phone or subscribe to any “social media.” Life is already too complicated. Glad you are back on-line and will stay on-line in spite of what I suspect are hackers (undoubtedly more trollish American spooks) trying to disrupt your service and deny the Western public access to the truth about Eukraine… more like Pseudokraine. I KNOW the Biden regime will never rest trying to shut you down. Look at the chaos they created at the G20 meeting simply to harass Russia and disrupt the event. Blinken is personally a real piece of human dreck, emulating his corrupt, deceitful, warmongering psychopathic leader and delivering nothing but ad hominem attacks against Putin and Lavrov. All their slurs and attacks can possibly do is trigger a world war, whether by accident or on purpose. It sure seems to be what they WANT. Wish the RF could deliver a few thousand megatons down their throats and up their wazoos but that would mean the end of us ALL.
Have you ever seen the effect of a shotgun at close range ? ( I have in army training, not for fun. ) Have you seen the photos ?
If he is dead, it is not from the suspect’s 3D printed gun.
Shinzo Abe (or Abe Shinzo) was an American political asset.
But an American asset can be “discarded” when he is more useful dead than alive so as to advance a geopolitical agenda like a global War on Terrorism or World War 3. See “former” USA asset, Usama Bin Laden, as an example.
This is something that another American asset (Zelensky, Volodymyr) should keep in mind.
4 years too late, Japan has full operational Armed Forces ready to deploy any where and people are hardly noticed it in spite its fictional Pacifist constitution says it prohibits to have a functional Armed Forces . May be Russia does not any means to secure its eastern borders and Japs want to retake their Kuril Islands. Abe is an actor like Ze and is part of WEF.
Fake dead cannot be ruled out, cui bono?
Is this pre-text for greater Drama shit show?
According to Thomas Röper’s Anti-Spiegel, Japan is paying 1,9 billion dollars per year for the privilege of being occupied by the USA.
(DeepL does a decent job of translating texts nowadays)
Moreover, Japan has never received a peace treaty although at least Russia was interested in one. Abe was a US bootlicker and had no interest in Japan’s sovereignity.
I’m curious how the LDP is going to perform after this “assassination”.
Badhrakumar says the G20 foreign ministers meeting in Indonesia saw the neocons put China on the back burner, given extreme difficulties with the Ukraine, Russia and Europe. We need more confirmatory datapoints but perhaps the crazies are capable of temporary retreats. They are getting their behinds handed to them via the global SMO. And so gave a peace offering to the Chinese in the form of ABE’s head? TBD.
The key takeaway may have been the extraordinary itinerary of Chinese FM Wang Yi and the fruits thereof. Let’s see how sweet or bitter they mature.. metrics: a shelving of the Quad & perhaps AUKUS, settling of western-created Indian border issues, Taiwanese provocations, FONOPs, etc.. This pause with China, Pompeo’s bloviations aside, is another attempt to wedge apart Russia-China in the setting of imperial overreach. They are in zugzwang, and also itching to double down via some huge FF.
“To be sure, Delhi must be closely watching the Biden Administration’s diplomatic pirouette vis-a-vis Beijing lately. Bali witnessed an extraordinary spectacle — a 5-hour one-on-one between Wang Yi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (with simultaneous interpretation and no aides present), which the MFA in Beijing characterised as “comprehensive, in-depth and candid communication at length.”
The Chinese readout highlighted that “Both sides agreed that the dialogue was substantive and constructive, and has helped the two sides increase mutual understanding, reduce misunderstanding and miscalculation, and accumulated conditions for future high-level interactions…
…Anticipating a strategic defeat in Ukraine, the Biden administration is seeking détente with China — an easing of hostility and strained relations — as war fatigue is setting in and the European allies are reeling from the blowback from sanctions. The Biden administration’s narrative on Ukraine and Russia is collapsing, as European countries are getting bogged down in social, economic and political turmoil internally — especially Germany, the powerhouse of Europe.”
There is nothing that is going to stop Zion America’s hatred ,threats and bullying except a show of military might coming soon. The internal chaos USA faces will force their stupid hand.
If Western people believe that your racism and hatred can be appeased with words; you are in for a real surprise.
To think that you can unlawfully jail Huawei daughter for 3 years, racially kill and attack Asians on the streets, promote non stop hatred of Chinese on your Jewish owned media, send warships to Asia, cajole countries to join your evil and so much more; and the believe that you can somehow sway China to your side is not just a fantasy but a mad illusion.
Nothing will ever separate Russia and China, and India has navigated well so far, but if they ever want to bring 70% of their people out of poverty; that road lies through Russia and China.Or they can go down with the titanic.
AHH and Karl luck,
Great comments. This is why the Saker is such an excellent blog. Thanks.
From other sources:
1. A.S. already had one foot in the grave, multiple organ failures about to happen.
2. Y.T. claims he misidentified the target — he actually wanted to shoot another dude entirely.
3. Y.T. also made some “nonsensical statements”, which the police or local press did not see fit to quote or even elaborate upon (while insisting Abe is pining for fjords, etc).
So, it looks like all claims about this incident need to be packaged with a good bit of salt.
Japan has been given the command by the U.S. to take a very aggressive stance both against Russia and China. The U.S. will use Japan just like it used Ukraine to instigate conflicts both with Russia and China but to no avail. If Japan dares to take the Kuril Islands or if Japan tries to get involved in any way whatsoever if and when China decides to make its incursion into Taiwan which is after all part of China then you can kiss Japan goodbye. And the U.S. will not be able to do anything about it. As a matter of fact if any U.S. serviceman in Japan dares to fire off a single bullet against Russia or China, they will be annihilated as well. China is arming itself to the teeth already having the largest Navy and Army along with hypersonic missiles. The people of Japan, South Korea and Taiwan know that the U.S. empire is collapsing. It remains to be seen just how long the puppet politicians will remain in power. I predict the first nation to vote out the U.S. puppets is Taiwan in the upcoming elections.
Unlike in the West, in Japan the names of perpetrators are immediately released to the public.
Really? The West releases their names before the events of foreign television. So many things happen in the USA that leave most people scratching their heads over the 5 minutes of police work that were apparently expended before the announcement.
Had the assassin done it in America, he wouldn’t be breathing.