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Does slain former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe deserve a state funeral?

SCMP, 24 Sep 2022
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Japan is set to hold a state funeral for the nation’s slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on September 27, 2022. But the Japanese public and political parties are divided about the plan. Leading up to the event for the country’s longest serving prime minister, many are questioning the legal basis for the ceremony, the cost and whether it will force the public to mourn a prime minister whose legacy divides opinion. Why has the row over Shinzo Abe’s state funeral grown?

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