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The state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who died in an assassination attempt on July 8, will be held on September 27 at the Budokan arena. (martial arts hall) in Tokyo. This is reported by the Kyodo agency, citing sources in the Japanese government.
According to the publication, the Budokan arena considered as the main platform. The government will make a final decision by the end of this week. The state will cover all expenses for organizing the funeral.
The publication notes that the last time a state funeral for a prime minister was held in Japan was in 1967. It was Shigeru Yoshida, who headed the government from 1946 to 1954. He went down in history as the one under whom Japan recovered after the defeat in World War II.
On the morning of July 8, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot twice in the back while giving a speech in the city of Nara in support of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. According to doctors, the 67-year-old politician was wounded on the right side of the neck, as well as on the heart (in this place he had internal bleeding). A few hours later, he died in the hospital.
Suspect in the attack, 41-year-old Tetsuya Yamagami, was detained at the scene, and his homemade weapon was confiscated from him. The assailant offered no resistance and later confessed to his deed. According to the detainee, Abe was a member of “a certain group” to which he felt hostility, and therefore decided to attack the ex-premier. Under interrogation, Yamagami explained that his mother was drawn into this group and donated money to her, after which family relations deteriorated. Earlier, the detainee said that he wanted to kill Abe because he was dissatisfied with his policies.
Abe's funeral took place on July 12. The car with his body drove through Tokyo so that the people of the country could say goodbye to the ex-premier.
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