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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel on the Passing of Former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo
July 8, 2022

I, along with all Americans, am deeply saddened by the news that former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo has passed away. Prime Minister Abe was a leader ahead of his time. The public recognized that, which is why he was the longest-serving prime minister in modern Japanese history. A Japanese statesman. A world leader. A friend of America. The clarity of his voice will be truly missed. The United States has lost a trusted partner and an outspoken advocate for our shared ideals.