Shinzo Abe: Why a state funeral for Shinzo Abe is controversial

Shinzo Abe: Why a state funeral for Shinzo Abe is controversial

First off, this is not a normal event. In Japan, state funerals are reserved for members of the Imperial Family. Only once, since World War Two, has a politician been given this honour, and that was all the way back in 1967. So, the fact that Abe is being given a state funeral is a big deal.

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