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Obituaries 2022: Remembering those who passed away

Abe and Jiang, Inamori and Idei, Mori and Miyake and more changed our lives

(Source photos by Reuters and Kyodo) 

TOKYO -- As we approach the end of 2022, Nikkei Asia would like to offer its respects to those who lost their lives this year. Distinguished and influential figures in many fields such as politics, business and culture have left us.

In politics, one of the most shocking events in Asia was the assassination of Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in July. The death of its longest-serving prime minister appalled Japan, where owning handguns is illegal.

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