My thoughts of love, prayer and condolences to family, friends, relatives, the people of Japan, and all who mourn the death of Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. On the day of June 8th 2022 Shinzo Abe was delivering a speech in public, when he was tragically shot and killed to death. Abe was assassinated on this tragic day, and has now left a scar upon World history.

While I believe that there will always be mutual points of agreements and disagreements between current and former leaders of nations, it is truly heart-breaking to find a legacy abruptly end with the senseless act of gun violence, and in this case an assassination. I know that this news has shocked the World, in-particular the nation of Japan and the Japanese people. But I know as a collective you will all get through this together.

I appreciated that President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has requested that the American flag to be flown at half-mast as a sign of respect for Japan, and the responses from the U.S. Senate – Senator Rubio’s (R-FL) who have also reiterated the alliances of nations as allies, with reference to the Indo-Pacific regions. I have always appreciated the Cherry Blossom trees, and the festivals that take place in Washington, DC., USA during blooming and peak bloom seasons. Natures species have created a way to build bridges between nations, as the Cherry Blossom is the national flower of Japan, hence; the open-heartedness of the nation of America, given the impact of Pearl Harbor, American Veterans and history.

The Assassination reminded me of 35th President John F. Kennedy and former Pakistani Prime-Minister Benzir Bhutto. While these too are devastating and cruel assignations, I reflected that maybe there is some comfort to be found that your lives were sacrificed for your country, the very cause of passion for the living moments.

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was the longest serving Japanese leader and passed away at 67 years young. May you rest in peace. Thank you for your service. God Bless You.

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With Love & Kindness.🇺🇸

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