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Funeral of former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, on Tuesday.

Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan was assassinated on July 8 in the city of Nara during a campaign speech. State funeral will take place on Tuesday.


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Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister, stepped down in 2020 due to health reasons. Shinzo Abe served as the Prime Minister of Japan twice, from 2006-07 and 2012-20.

On July 8, Tetsuya Yamagami41, approached the politician from behind and fired two shots from a distance of about 10 meters. Shinzo Abe sustained two gunshot wounds to the front of his neck.

Since World War 2, Shinzo Abe's funeral will be the second state funeral for a former Japanese prime minister.

Representatives from over 217 countries are expected to participate in the funeral. The funeral will take place in Tokyo.

Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will deliver a commemorative speech at the funeral.

The royal family of Japan will pay their tributes to the former politician. US Vice President Kamala Harris and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be attending the funeral service in Tokyo.

The funeral is supposed to cost more than the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.