OTHERS

Statement on the Passing of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

2022.07.12

As the funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is being held today, I would like to express my deepest sorrow and condolences. I feel strong indignation at the violence of this incident and its threat to free speech and I believe that it should never be repeated.

In March of this year, he attended the graduation ceremony at our university. He gave a pleasant yet powerful and encouraging speech based on his own experience to about 6,000 young people who are taking their first step into society. I can't forget his presence.

We would like to express our sincere respect for his achievements in leading Japan with such strong conviction and leadership, and we pray for his soul.

Yoshihiko Hosoi, President of Kindai University

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Commencement Address | Kindai University Commencement 2021