State funeral for Shinzo Abe held in Tokyo amid controversy

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Public anger at cost of ceremony for former PM and revelations over his party’s ties to religious group 

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A state funeral for Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has been held in Tokyo amid public anger 

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over the cost of the ceremony and revelations over his party’s ties to a controversial religious group. 

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More than 4,000 guests, including the US vice-president, Kamala Harris, and the British foreign secretary 

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James Cleverly, stood in silence as a member of Japan’s self-defence forces [SDF] entered the Nippon Budokan hall 

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where a 19-gun salute sounded in honour of the assassinated former leader. 

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Abe’s widow, Akie, dressed in a black kimono, carried her late husband’s ashes into the hall 

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followed by Japan’s crown prince, Akishino, and other members of the imperial family. 

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