August 17, 2022
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Plan for Shinzo Abe state funeral faces growing opposition

Cabinet has approved event for 27 September but critics question cost and possible political exploitation

Opposition is mounting to plans to hold a state funeral for the former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, who was shot dead earlier this month.

The cabinet on Friday approved arrangements for the funeral – only the second of its kind for a former Japanese leader in the postwar period – on 27 September.

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