Japan Press Weekly
[Advanced search]
 
 
HOME
Past issues
Special issues
Books
Fact Box
Feature Articles
Mail to editor
Link
Mail magazine
Blog [Japanese]
 
   
 
HOME  > Past issues  > 2007 April 11 - 17  > Nagasaki Mayor Itoh dies after being shot
> List of Past issues
Bookmark and Share
2007 April 11 - 17 TOP3 [SOCIAL ISSUES]

Nagasaki Mayor Itoh dies after being shot

April 18, 2007
“I express my severe condemnation of the person who committed this dreadful act. This act is a violent attack against freedom and democracy in Japan and must not be condoned,” Shii stated in his statement.

Nagasaki City Mayor Itoh Iccho was shot by a gangster in Nagasaki City at around 7:50 p.m. on April 17. He died at a hospital before dawn on April 18.

Immediately after the incident, Japanese Communist Party Chair Shii Kazuo issued the following statement:

At the news that Nagasaki City Mayor Itoh Iccho was shot during his mayoral election campaign and is now in a critical condition, I express my severe condemnation of the person who committed this dreadful act.

This act is a violent attack against freedom and democracy in Japan and must not be condoned.

Sincerely wishing for Mayor Itoh’s recovery, I strongly urge the authorities concerned to thoroughly investigate this incident and take the necessary steps to effectively prevent such assassination attempts from recurring.
- Akahata, April 18, 2007
> List of Past issues
 
  Copyright (c) Japan Press Service Co., Ltd. All right reserved