Japan Police Chief To Resign Over Abe Shooting
Japan’s National Police Agency chief said on Thursday he will resign to take responsibility for the murder of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, citing the need for a “fresh start” for the organisation and its security duties.
Itaru Nakamura is the most senior official to step down in connection with Abe’s assassination at a campaign rally in the western city of Nara on July 8, where experts have said security was seriously flawed.
“In the process of verifying our new security plan, we have come to realise that our security duties would need a fresh start,” Nakamura told a news conference.
“To mark our fresh start with a new security plan, it is only natural for us to build a new organization.”