Japan holds a divisive state funeral for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe


Akie Abe, wife of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, carries a cinerary urn containing his ashes at his state funeral, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022, in Tokyo.

Japan’s former leader Shinzo Abe was honored at a rare and divisive state funeral Tuesday that deeply split public opinion and that drew angry protests.

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