Added on : 2022-09-27 11:23:24
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today joined several global leaders to pay tributes to Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his state funeral in Tokyo. Japan began a controversial state funeral for the assassinated former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday, with his widow Akie carrying his ashes into a Tokyo hall where thousands of mourners gathered.
The ceremony has seen public opposition over the huge costs incurred, and also because state funerals are reserved for the Imperial family. This is only the second time a politician is getting a state funeral, the last one was decades ago.