How the World Is Reacting to Shinzo Abe’s Death

World leaders paid tribute to former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe,

After he was fatally shot while campaigning for his political allies Friday morning.

A teary-eyed Fumio Kishida, Japan’s current prime minister,

condemned the assassination when he appeared before Japanese reporters following news of Abe’s death.

Kishida described Abe as a “personal friend” with whom he spent a lot of time.

Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi, a good friend of Abe’s,

European leaders including German chancellor Olaf Scholz and French president Emmanuel Macron

Also shared their condolences. “We stand closely by Japan’s side in these difficult hours,