Japan awards Shinzo Abe country’s highest order posthumously

The Japanese government has decided to award former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with the country’s highest order posthumously.

Abe will receive the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum. The longest-serving PM of Japan will be the fourth former prime minister to receive the decoration under the postwar Constitution.

Abe was killed in the city of Nara during his campaign speech. Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, approached the politician from behind and fired two shots from a distance of about 10 meters (33 feet).