Sydney Opera House lights up in honor of Shinzo Abe

STORY: According to local media, some landmarks in the city of Melbourne, such as the Melbourne Town Hall, were also lit up with the colors of the Japanese flag on Saturday.

Abe, Japan's longest-serving modern leader, was gunned down on Friday during a campaign speech in the western city of Nara, in a killing that stunned a country where political violence and gun crime are rare.

The 67-year-old was pronounced dead around five and a half hours after the shooting.

Nara police said on Sunday they had seized a motorcycle and a vehicle belonging to the suspect, 41-year-old Tetsuya Yamagami, who was arrested at the scene.

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