An exhibition featuring more than 100 photographs of late Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe is to open in Taipei on March 27.
The exhibition would run until April 10 at the Chang Yung-fa Foundation’s International Convention Center, said the Institute for National Policy Research, one of the event’s organizers.
The exhibition was first held at Tokyo Tower in November last year by the Seiron, the Sankei Shimbun’s monthly magazine, the institute said.
It features 150 photographs taken by Sankei Shimbun photojournalists and Abe’s associate, Koichi Hagiuda, who is chairman of the Liberal Democratic Party’s Policy Research Council, the institute said.
The exhibition is to be displayed in Taipei after its success in Tokyo, the institute said, adding that the Taipei event would also feature more than 30 photographs taken by Abe’s widow, Akie Abe.
Akie Abe’s photographs, which are to be shown to the public for the first time, would give visitors a glimpse into Shinzo Abe’s daily life and his “friendship with Taiwan,” the institute said.
The net profit made from the Taipei exhibition’s entrance fees would be donated to charity groups dedicated to promoting Taiwan’s relationship with Japan, it said, without elaborating.
Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, died on July 8 last year at the age of 67, hours after being shot twice by a man with a makeshift shotgun in Nara, Japan, during an election campaign. He served as prime minister from 2006 to 2007 and from 2012 to 2020.
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