Japanese mourn ex-PM Shinzo Abe a day after his assassination

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By Satoshi Sugiyama and Tim Kelly NARA (Reuters) -A steady stream of mourners on Saturday visited the scene of the bloody assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s in the western city of Nara, an unusual act of political violence that has shocked the nation. Japan’s longest serving modern leader was gunned down while making a campaign speech on Friday morning by a 41-year-old man, in an attack decried by the political establishment as an attack on democracy itself. “I’m just shocked that this kind of thing happened in Nara,” said Natsumi Niwa, a 50-year-old housewife, said a…

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