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Japan Man Opposing Shinzo Abe’s State Funeral Units Himself On Fireplace: Report


Japan Man Opposing Shinzo Abe's State Funeral Sets Himself On Fire: Report

Shinzo Abe was Japan’s longest-serving prime minister. (Representational)


A person was taken to hospital unconscious after apparently setting himself on hearth close to the workplace of Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday, native media stated.

Preliminary particulars concerning the incident in Tokyo have been slim, and the police and prime minister’s workplace declined to remark.

TV Asahi stated the person set himself alight after telling police he was against plans for a state funeral for assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe.

The tv station stated a police officer who tried to extinguish the hearth was injured within the course of.

Kyodo information company and different retailers stated police have been referred to as to the scene after studies a person was “engulfed in flames”.

It stated a observe was discovered close to the person, expressing his opposition to the funeral.

Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, was shot useless on July 8 whereas campaigning, and a publicly funded state funeral honouring him might be held on September 27.

However state funerals are uncommon in Japan, and the choice has been controversial, with polls exhibiting about half the general public is against the concept.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is revealed from a syndicated feed.)


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