2022.09.27 20:29Nation

安倍氏国葬、4200人参列 世論二分、反対派は集会―岸田首相「遺産」継承誓う


2022.09.27 20:29Nation

State Funeral for Ex-Japan PM Abe Begins in Tokyo

A state funeral for former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began at 2 p.m. Tuesday (5 a.m. GMT) at the Nippon Budokan hall in Tokyo's Chiyoda Ward.
   Following the performance of Japan's national anthem, around 4,300 participants from both within and outside of Japan observed a moment of silence for Abe.
   Ahead of the ceremony, a car transporting Abe's remains left his home in the Japanese capital's Shibuya Ward amid a send-off by Self-Defense Forces members, to be received by current Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and others at the hall.
   Earlier in the day, the Japanese government started accepting floral tributes at a park near the Nippon Budokan hall from members of the general public saying their final goodbyes to the former Japanese leader.
   As a long line of people stretching over 500 meters formed before the scheduled start of accepting floral tributes at 10 a.m., the government let people in the park to lay flowers early, from 9:30 a.m.