Funeral Procession Of Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo AbeDaniel McCarthy (Author) Published Date : Jul 13, 2022 17:59 IST
The funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was shot dead during an election campaign, was held in Tokyo yesterday.
The election of the upper house of the Japanese Parliament was held on the 10th. For this, the former Prime Minister of the country and senior leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, Shinzo Abe, participated in the election campaign. On July 8th, he stood on the road in front of the railway station in Nara, Western Japan and addressed the crowd.
Then Shinzo Abe collapsed in a pool of blood when he was shot by someone standing behind him. He was hit in the heart and neck area. Abe died even after treatment. The man who shot him, Tetsuya Yamagami, 41, was arrested.
Meanwhile, Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party won a landslide victory in Japan's upper house election. In this case, Shinzo Abe's funeral took place yesterday in Tokyo. His body was taken in a procession in a black car. Along the way, people bowed their heads and paid tearful tributes to their leader.
Abe's wife Aki Abe, close relatives, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and senior party leaders participated in the funeral procession. Prime Minister's residence and Supreme Court are located in Nagatocho, Tokyo.
In this area, Shinzo Abe lived for more than 30 years. The funeral procession passed through the area and reached the Sojoji temple. Shinzo Abe's funeral was held.
Funeral Procession Of Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe