8am fatfat news | 27.9.2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Tokyo to attend the state funeral of Japanese ex-Premier Shinzo Abe who was shot dead on July 8 during an election campaign in the western city of Nara. PM Modi will join several global leaders in paying tribute to the longest surviving PM of Japan. Representatives from over 100 countries, including more than 20 heads of state and governments, are expected to attend Abe’s funeral, reported news agency PTI.

A private funeral for Abe was held on July 12, four days after he was shot dead. But for the public commemoration 6,000 guests are scheduled to gather at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan Hall which will include 190 foreign delegates.