National Leader RESIGNS – It’s A Big Move…
(USNewsMag.com) – In July, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated while he was giving a campaign speech. A report was recently released blaming security shortfalls for his murder. Officials have now taken action to reform the system.
On Thursday, August 25, National Police Agency Chief Itaru Nakamura resigned from office. The Epoch Times reported that he revealed at a press conference he decided to leave his post because he believes the country needs a “new system.” The next day, the government named Yasuhiro Tsuyuki as his replacement.
The government on Friday decided to name Yasuhiro Tsuyuki, deputy commissioner general of the National Police Agency, as its new chief. https://t.co/UOzncGHsRL
— The Japan Times (@japantimes) August 26, 2022
The report found that Shinzo Abe’s security only focused on the dangers he was facing as he walked to and from his car. The police did not assess the risks of the areas behind him as he was on stage. Officers weren’t even aware of the suspect until he had already shot at the former PM the first time.
Tsuyuki took office on Tuesday and is expected to implement measures to reform the police agency, including more training and upgrading technology used for surveillance. During his time in law enforcement, the new police chief has served in the fields of legal affairs and criminal investigation.
A state funeral is planned for Shinzo Abe on September 27. Dignitaries from around the world are expected to attend, testing the strength of the police force again.
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