Shinzo Abe funeral: Mourners line streets to bid farewell to Japan’s longest-serving prime minister

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On Tuesday, Japan mentioned farewell to Shinzo Abe, the nation’s longest-serving Prime Minister, who was assassinated on final week.

Funeral processions for Abe, 67, began at Tokyo’s Zojoji Temple, the place a whole bunch of mourners wearing black gathered to pay their respects.

Following a funeral ceremony that included solely relations and shut pals, a hearse took Abe’s physique via downtown Tokyo, the nation’s capital.

TOKYO, JAPAN - AUGUST 28: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at the prime minister official residence on August 28, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Franck Robichon - Pool/Getty Images)

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 28: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks throughout a press convention on the prime minister official residence on August 28, 2020 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photograph by Franck Robichon – Pool/Getty Pictures)
(Photograph by Franck Robichon – Pool/Getty Pictures)

The procession handed close to the federal parliament constructing, the place Abe was first elected in 1993. He later served because the parliamentary chief, or prime minister, twice, together with a prolonged service from 2012 to 2020.

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Abe’s demise shook the world as he was a titanic political determine and gun violence in Japan is uncommon.  

After the demise was introduced on Friday, President Joe Biden mentioned he was “stunned, outraged and deeply saddened.”

“This is a tragedy for Japan and for all who knew him,” Biden mentioned.

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“He was a champion of the Alliance between our nations and the friendship between our people,” the president added.

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, officials and employees offer prayers towards a hearse carrying the body of late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo, Japan, July 12, 2022. 

Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, officers and workers provide prayers in the direction of a hearse carrying the physique of late former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, in Tokyo, Japan, July 12, 2022. 
(Eugene Hoshiko/Pool through REUTERS)

Former President Donald Trump equally mentioned the demise was “really bad news for the world.”

“His killer was captured and will hopefully be dealt with swiftly and harshly,” he wrote.

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“Few people know what a great man and leader Shinzo Abe was, but history will teach them and be kind,” Trump added. 

“He was a unifier like no other, but above all, he was a man who loved and cherished his magnificent country, Japan. Shinzo Abe will be greatly missed. There will never be another like him!”

Abe was killed throughout a marketing campaign rally Friday when Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, shot him in broad daylight with a selfmade firearm, officers mentioned. 

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