In August there were protests about the state funeral for former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated on July 8. Photo: EPA-EFE
In August there were protests about the state funeral for former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated on July 8. Photo: EPA-EFE
Japan

Extra US$10 million for Shinzo Abe state funeral amid growing opposition from Japan’s taxpayers

  • Last month, PM Fumio Kishida said US$1.7 million would be spent on the funeral of the former leader fatally shot during an election campaign speech in July
  • Growing opposition, given Abe’s divisive political stances and various scandals, is prompting fears the outlay could trigger a strong backlash from the public

In August there were protests about the state funeral for former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated on July 8. Photo: EPA-EFE
In August there were protests about the state funeral for former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated on July 8. Photo: EPA-EFE
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