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Shinzo Abe funeral Live Updates: Narendra Modi meets Japanese PM Fumio Kishida


On September 27, Japan will hold a rare state funeral that has grown almost as polarising as the assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe, a divisive figure who dominated contemporary politics as its longest-serving leader.

The first such ceremony since 1967, honouring Abe with a state funeral, has encountered criticism. That $11.5 million that the state must bear at a difficult economic period for regular individuals has fueled the uproar.

Check Shinzo Abe funeral Live Updates

27 Sep 2022, 09:14:20 AM IST

Kamala Harris to attend event

To honour Shinzo Abe’s life, world leaders are set to gather in Tokyo. US Vice President Kamala Harris is expected to join the list of world leaders attending the event.

27 Sep 2022, 09:11:03 AM IST

Japanese version of The Queue

Huge flower-carrying crowds, many of them dressed in black suits, were encircling the Nippon Budokan arena in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward, where the funeral is taking place. It is the Japanese version of The Queue, which took place last week in the UK in memory of Queen Elizabeth II.

27 Sep 2022, 09:06:47 AM IST

700 guests to attend Shinzo Abe’s state funeral

Around 700 guests will attend Shinzo Abe’s state funeral, including US Vice-President Kamala Harris, Indian PM Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese. South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo, Vietnamese President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly are attending the funeral.

27 Sep 2022, 09:00:39 AM IST

India is missing Shinzo Abe: PM Modi

“Today we are meeting in this hour of sorrow. The last time I came I had a long conversation with former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. India is missing Shinzo Abe and remembering him and Japan,” said PM Narendra Modi while meeting Japanese PM Fumio Kishida.

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