Japanese Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Assassinated

Japanese Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (安倍 晋三) was assassinated Friday morning while delivering a campaign speech in Nara Japan. Abe was delivering a speech on the street when the assailant ran up behind Abe and shot him from behind twice with a shotgun. The assailant was arrested at the scene. Abe was taken from the scene unconscious and in cardiac arrest. He passed away in the hospital.

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As Japan enters a state of mourning for the longest-serving Prime Minister in the nation’s history, it is likely that this may affect the release schedules of some Japanese games. Our hearts go out to the people of Japan, and the Abe family as they proceed through this great national tragedy.

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