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Shinzo Abe

Japan national police chief to resign over Abe shooting death

Itaru Nakamura's move comes after his agency released report on security flaws

National Police Agency chief Itaru Nakamura announces his intention to resign during a news conference on Aug. 25 in Tokyo. (Photo by Mayumi Tsumita)

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's national police chief said on Thursday he will resign to take responsibility for the fatal shooting of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at a campaign speech last month.

National Police Agency Chief Itaru Nakamura's announcement came as his agency released a report on how it failed to protect Abe's life on July 8 when he was assassinated in Nara in western Japan.

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