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Protesters Gather in Tokyo as Japan Holds State Funeral for Slain Leader, Shinzo Abe

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Protesters Gather in Tokyo , as Japan Holds State Funeral , for Slain Leader, Shinzo Abe.
On September 27, thousands of protesters opposed to
the state-funded funeral of former Japanese Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe flooded the streets near parliament. .
On September 27, thousands of protesters opposed to
the state-funded funeral of former Japanese Prime
Minister Shinzo Abe flooded the streets near parliament. .
ABC reports that the protests came as dignitaries
from around the world gathered in Tokyo
to pay their respects to the slain leader.
ABC reports that the protests came as dignitaries
from around the world gathered in Tokyo
to pay their respects to the slain leader.
According to Japan's government, about 3,600 people
from Japan and 700 from overseas attended the
state funeral which would cost about $12 million.
According to Japan's government, about 3,600 people
from Japan and 700 from overseas attended the
state funeral which would cost about $12 million.
ABC reports that opponents of Abe say
he was a divisive leader who repeatedly
trampled on the democratic principles of Japan.
According to local polls,
opposition to the state-funded funeral
was far greater than support for it. .
Approximately 6 in 10 Japanese people
opposed the funeral in polls and hundreds of
thousands signed petitions to cancel the event.
No one thinks that deciding
on doing a state funeral in an
undemocratic way will help
Kishida defend democracy, Koichi Nakano, Political science professor
at Sophia University in Tokyo, via ABC.
If you really follow the logic,
it's democracy that should
not be suspended in spite
of the brutal murder, Koichi Nakano, Political science professor
at Sophia University in Tokyo, via ABC.
Koichi Nakano, a political science professor at Sophia University in Tokyo, argues that the funeral will overshadow Abe's undemocratic record in office.
Koichi Nakano, a political science professor at Sophia University in Tokyo, argues that the funeral will overshadow Abe's undemocratic record in office.
ABC reports that Abe's time
in office was plagued by scandals
and unfulfilled political goals.
Only one other prime minister in Japan's
post-World War II history has been
honored with a state-funded funeral
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