Shinzo Abe was shot on Friday while campaigning in the city of Nara.
Japanese former prime minister Shinzo Abe was shot on Friday while campaigning in the city of Nara, a government spokesman said.
Here are the reactions:
US Ambassador Rahm Emanuel: "Abe-san has been an outstanding leader of Japan and unwavering ally of the United States. The US government and American people are praying for the well-being of Abe-san, his family, and the people of Japan."
Australian PM Anthony Albanese tweeted: "Shocking news from Japan that former PM Shinzo Abe has been shot - our thoughts are with his family and the people of Japan at this time."
Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi: "The minister has expressed her sympathies in the name of G20 foreign ministers to the Japanese foreign minister."
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-Wen: "I believe everyone is as surprised and sad as I am. Taiwan and Japan are both democratic countries with rule of law. On behalf of my government, I would like to severely condemn violent and illegal acts.
"Former Prime Minister Abe is not only a good friend of mine, but also a staunch friend of Taiwan's. He has supported Taiwan for many years and spared no effort to promote the progress of Taiwan-Japan relations."
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