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What is already known about Tetsuya Yamagami, the self-confessed killer of Shinzo Abe

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Policiais com proteção antibomba deixam o apartamento de Yamagami, onde encontraram armas artesanais e explosivos

Police officers with bomb protection leave Yamagami’s apartment, where they found artisanal weapons and explosives | Photo: EFE/EPA/JIJI PRESS

Tetsuya Yamagami, the man of 19 years after he shot and killed former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, admitted the crime and said that the motivation for the murder was hatred against a “specific organization” to which, he believes, the politician was linked, informed the Japanese police this Friday (8).

The name of this organization was not disclosed. Abe was shot while speaking during a campaign event for the Japanese legislative elections in the western Japanese city of Nara.

According to the Nikkei Asia portal, Yamagami said he learned where Abe would be through a website that informed the former’s political agenda. -Japanese prime minister. The arrested man told officers that the crime had nothing to do with Abe’s political positions.

Yamagami served in the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force for three years, between 1320 and 2005, and recently worked at a factory in the Kansai region of western Japan, from which he resigned in May. A former colleague told Nikkei Asia that Yamagami was quiet at work and did not express political views.

Police confirmed that the weapon used by Yamagami was handmade. Other weapons he made and explosives were found in the shooter’s apartment. Neighbors were evacuated from the building while the police searched the place for the risk of explosions.

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