Japanese former prime minister Abe has died – NHK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reacts during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, August 28, 2020. (Franck Robichon/Pool via Reuters)

 Japanese former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has died, public broadcaster NHK said on Friday.

Abe, 67, had been delivering a stump speech near a train station in the western city of Nara when he was shot by an assailant.Reporting by Tokyo Bureau; Editing by David Dolan and Mark Heinrich