There has been widespread praise for the bodyguard who immediately reacted to kick away a bomb before putting himself in between the object and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida during a campaign event The PM was evacuated safely. The incident echoed the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving modern leader, who was shot with a homemade gun last July while campaigning for a parliamentary election.
The assailant is Ryuji Kimura, an unemployed 24-year-old man who allegedly wanted to be a politician and believed that he was unfairly blocked from running for parliament by an age requirement, according to media reports and social media posts that appeared to be his.
This is the hero who kicked an explosive device away from the Japanese PM, last week, and shielded him with his own body.— Bree A Dail (@breeadail) April 17, 2023
Amazing reaction skills.