Shinzo Abe: State funeral held Japan’s ex-prime minister – BBC News

Shinzo abe: state funeral held japan's ex-prime minister – bbc news

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A state funeral has been held in Japan for the country’s former prime minister Shinzo Abe – who was assassinated in July.

The killing of the 67-year-old shocked a country unused to gun crimes or political violence.

The state funeral drew thousands of guests – including local and global leaders, notably from Japan’s closest allies.

But it also faced a backlash as protesters marched against the decision to hold the funeral.

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Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan comprises an archipelago of 6,852 islands covering 377,975 square kilometers (145,937 sq mi); the country’s five main islands, from north to south, are Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu, and Okinawa. Tokyo is Japan’s capital and largest city.

Japan is divided into 47 administrative prefectures and eight traditional regions. The Greater Tokyo Area is the most populous metropolitan area in the world, with more than 37.4 million residents.

Japan is a great power and a member of numerous international organizations, including the United Nations (since 1956), the OECD, and the G7. Japan is a leader in the automotive and electronics industries.

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