July 12, 2022

Director’s Comment on the Assassination of Shinzo Abe


Shinzo Abe 1954-2022

                                            Image Credit: Anthony Quintano/Flickr

The Toda Peace Institute is shocked and saddened by the tragic news of the assassination  of Mr. Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest serving Prime Minister.

This act of senseless violence has no place anywhere, and it is incomprehensible that it happened in such a peace loving and safe country like Japan. We hope that Japan’s reputation as a peaceful, nonviolent nation will be restored and maintained.

Our sympathies are with Shinzo Abe’s family and the Japanese people at this time.


Kevin P. Clements
Director, Toda Peace Institute