Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe died at the age of 67 after being fatally shot while delivering a speech Friday in the western city of Nara. Abe, the longest-serving prime minister in Japan's history, was campaigning for a parliamentary election Friday and had a security detail. Police arrested a 41-year-old suspect at the crime scene. Democracy Now speaks with Koichi Nakano, a professor at Sophia University in Tokyo, who says the attack has "struck at the heart of the democratic process" and could very likely swing the Sunday election toward right-wing forces. Nakano also speaks on the life and legacy of Abe, who he says was a controversial figure in Japan despite being hailed as a hero of liberal democracy abroad.
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