Tribute to Shinzo Abe

The Chairman and Board of the Asia Scotland Institute express their deep sorrow at the news of the tragic and utterly terrible assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. On behalf of the Institute, we extend our deepest condolences to the Japanese people and recognise Mr Abe’s very great contribution to economic growth and the pursuit of global peace.

An outstanding statesman, he played a major role in repositioning Japan as a world player and leading economy and his contributions will be sorely missed. It is with great sadness that we share our sympathy and that of many other of those living in Scotland with our friends in Japan.