Japan holds funeral for assassinated ex-PM Abe

27 September 2022
2022-09-27 16:28

A state funeral for assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took place Tuesday in Japan. Government, parliamentary and judicial representatives, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, made condolence speeches.

Dozens of foreign dignitaries were among the 4,300 attendees. Abe was cremated in July after a private funeral at a Tokyo temple days after he was assassinated while giving a campaign speech on a street in Nara, a city in western Japan.

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