Shinzo Abe Funeral: Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Funeral; PM Narendra Modi pays floral tributes to his friend

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Several world leaders have paid their last respects to Shinzo Abe. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid floral tributes to the portrait of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

PM Modi attended Shinzo Abe’s funeral

New Delhi: Today Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended the funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo, Japan. Last month, former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot during his election campaign. He died in hospital. Today Shinzo Abe His funeral was held with full government honors and several world leaders paid their last respects to Shinzo Abe. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid floral tributes to the portrait of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The government’s decision to cremate former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with full state honors was met with massive opposition from the public in Japan. There were accusations that this would incur huge costs and that state funerals were reserved for the imperial family. Amid controversy, Shinzo Abe’s funeral took place today.

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Dressed in a black kimono, his wife, Aki Budokan, carried Shinzo Abe’s ashes in a casket covered with decorative cloth to the site as a 19-gun salute was fired in his honor. Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshaped Japan’s foreign policy. Also, he has the distinction of being the Prime Minister who has ruled Japan for the longest period of time.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who reached Japan’s Tokyo early this morning, met Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. Shinzo Abe was Japan’s longest-serving prime minister and the country’s most influential political leader.

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PM Modi had tweeted yesterday, “Tonight I am traveling to Tokyo to attend the last rites of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a dear friend and great champion of India-Japan friendship. “I am going to meet Japanese Prime Minister Kishida and Mrs. Abe to express my condolences on behalf of all Indians,” he said.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who served as the Prime Minister of Japan for a long time, was shot dead by an assailant during an election campaign in the western region of the country on July 8. For the first time in 55 years, a former prime minister was given a state funeral in Japan. Assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was honored with flowers, prayers and a 19-gun salute. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US Vice President Kamala Harris, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and many others were present in this event.

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