Japan to spend $1.83 million on slain ex-PM Abe’s state funeral

By Thomson Reuters Aug 25, 2022 | 8:59 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will spend about 250 million yen ($1.83 million) on a state funeral for slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki said on Friday.

Abe was shot and killed at a campaign rally on July 8, and although funeral services were held soon after, Japan decided to hold a state funeral on Sept. 27, at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan venue.

(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto and Elaine Lies, Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)