Perspectives on the Shinzo Abe Assassination
Perspectives on the Shinzo Abe Assassination whitepaper from AT-RISK International, Emergent Risk International, Ontic and Torchstone Global analyzes the July 2022 assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and addresses the broad range of global security implications for individuals and businesses.
Abe was Japan’s longest-serving prime minister but stepped down in 2020 due to health reasons. Still having a strong influence on Japanese politics, he was campaigning on behalf of a candidate in the southern city of Nara when he was shot by a gunman. He later died in the hospital from his injuries.
The unusual tactical details and wider circumstances of this event have created a unique opportunity to examine the intersection of protective intelligence and wider geopolitical trends to better understand shifts in global crime, weapons and activities, broader societal problems and trends in the protection of high-profile individuals.