Japan’s hawkish former leader Shinzo Abe was honoured by a rare and divisive state funeral on Tuesday full of militaristic presentation.
By Hiroshi Hiyama and Sara Hussein Japanese and foreign dignitaries paid tribute to assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe at a state funeral on Tuesday that drew both mourners and protesters to central Tokyo. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida described the former leader as a “person of courage” in a eulogy, listing his achievements, including efforts […]
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Kolkata: PM Modi will go on a Tokyo tour of Japan from today. The PM will leave to attend the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The foreign secretary said the prime minister would attend the state funeral ceremony in Budokan. During his visit to Tokyo, Mr Modi will also separately meet […]
Be careful who you praise and the degree of zeal you do it with. The slain Shinzo Abe, shot dead in Nara on July 8, towered over Japanese politics. In doing so, he cast a lengthy shadow. In death, this shadow continues to grow ever more darkly. The reaction from certain figures outside Japan left More
In a ritual that has become as contentious as the late former prime minister was in life, Japan paid tribute to the assassinated Shinzo Abe on Tuesday with flowers, prayers, and a 19-gun salute at the first official funeral for a former premier in 55 years. Abe’s widow, Akie, brought his ashes into the Nippon […]
Be careful who you praise and the degree of zeal you do it with. The slain Shinzo Abe, shot dead in Nara on July 8, towered over Japanese politics. In doing so, he cast a lengthy shadow. In death, this shadow continues to grow ever more darkly. The reaction from certain figures outside Japan left […] The post Whitewashing at Shinzo Abe’s State Funeral first appeared on Dissident Voice.
Leaders from around the world are in Tokyo as Japan farewells its longest-serving prime minister Over 2,000 people have attended the funeral for Shinzo Abe in Tokyo. Prime Minister Fumio Kishida delivered the eulogy, in which he praised Abe for his dedication to public service. “Abe-san, your life should’ve been much, much longer. You were […]
Tokyo: A rare state funeral for Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister who was assassinated in July, has split Japan. The hawkish Abe was one of the nation's most divisive postwar leaders, but it is the ruling party's cozy ties with the ultra-conservative
EXPLAINER: Why is Japan split over Abe's state funeral?