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The longest consecutive tenure held by a Japanese head of state was his second term.

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New Delhi: Shinzo Abe, a former prime minister of Japan, passed away after being shot . while giving a campaign address in Nara. At 5:03 p.m. local time, medical personnel at the Nara Medical University hospital in central Japan declared Abe deceased. Doctors said during a news conference on Friday that the patient was admitted to the hospital in a state of cardiac arrest and that they were unable to control the severe bleeding. Abe led the right-leaning LDP in Japan for two separate periods, the first from 2006 to 2007 and the second from 2012 to 2020. The longest consecutive tenure held by a Japanese head of state was his second term. Abe will be known for increasing defence spending and enforcing the most significant change in Japanese military strategy in the previous 70 years. His government revised Japan’s post-World War II constitution in 2015, permitting Japanese troops to participate in overseas combat for the first time since the Second World War, subject to restrictions.

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