JAPAN ABE – Japan’s police chief resigns over Abe assassination

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Japan’s National Police Agency chief Itaru Nakamura submitted his resignation on Thursday, taking responsibility for the lapse in the security of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following his assassination on July 8 during a street rally in the city of Nara.

Nakamura’s resignation was announced at a press conference during the presentation of a report on the security deployed during the election rally where Abe was shot twice by an individual carrying a home-made firearm.