Strict security arrangements were made for the funeral in Tokyo. (Photo: News Nation)
- Japan urges all foreign guests to wear face masks
- 20,000 policemen will deal with the security of Abe’s funeral
Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated on July 8 while giving an election campaign speech in Nara. Now on Tuesday, he will be burned with full state honors, in which representatives of 217 countries are managing to participate. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also leave for Japan on Monday night to attend the funeral. Shinzo Abe is Japan’s second post-World War II former prime minister to be cremated with state honours. Following the assassination of Shinzo Abe, strict security measures have been taken in Tokyo regarding preparations for his funeral. According to the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department, Shinzo Abe’s funeral to be held in Tokyo will be the first step in building public trust in the police department. 20 thousand policemen are being deployed for this. It is worth noting that at the Quad summit (QUAD) in May, the responsibility of security was entrusted to 18,000 police officers. Police are being deployed at major train stations in Tokyo as well as other important locations. Tell us 10 important things about Shinzo Abe’s funeral.
- Ahead of Shinzo Abe’s funeral, which will be held with state honors, the police have taken detailed measures, issuing instructions regarding security measures. According to this, in addition to sniffer dogs at train stations, there will be equal police patrols in the airport area including the city of Tokyo.
- US Vice President Kamala Harris and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will also attend the funeral in Tokyo.
- Before the last rites, two stands are being set up for the general public to carry flowers in the organization premises so that there is no overcrowding in the main premises.
- Shinzo Abe’s funeral will last about an hour and a half. After that, the national anthem of Japan will be played. Afterwards, a silent tribute will be paid to the former prime minister.
- Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will deliver a memorial speech in his memory before the funeral.
- Japan’s Imperial Family will also pay tribute to Shinzo Abe.
- The funeral will end with Shinzo Abe’s remains being disinterred and reefs placed in his memory.
- Shinzo Abe was shot and killed by Tetsuya Yamagami on July 8. The killer fired two shots from behind after getting too close to Abe.
- Both of the assassin’s bullets hit Shinzo Abe in the neck.
- Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, resigned in 2020 for health reasons. He was twice Prime Minister of Japan. 2006-07 and again from 2012 to 2020.
First published: 26 September 2022, 19:30:09
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