World leaders and officials bid farewell to former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s funeral. This included Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and US Vice President Kamala Harris.
Japanese and foreign dignitaries paid tribute to Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated in July 2022.
With flowers, prayers and a 19-gun salute, Japan honored slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the first state funeral for a former premier in 55 years. As long lines of people gathered to offer flowers and prayers. the event was also marked with controversy.
Hundreds of people marched peacefully in downtown Tokyo to protest against the state funeral. Protesters said the legality of a state funeral was dubious because almost all state funerals in Japan have been for the emperor.
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