Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against the planned state funeral for slain former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo last week. Photo: Bloomberg
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against the planned state funeral for slain former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo last week. Photo: Bloomberg
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Japan ups security for Shinzo Abe’s state funeral amid protests over US$20 million cost

  • Police out in force for Tuesday’s event, after elderly man set fire to himself in protest against government’s decision to grant Abe a state funeral
  • Some members of imperial family to attend, with US Vice-President Kamala Harris and French President Emmanuel Macron among over 190 foreign dignitaries invited

Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against the planned state funeral for slain former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo last week. Photo: Bloomberg
Demonstrators hold placards during a protest against the planned state funeral for slain former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo last week. Photo: Bloomberg
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