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India PM Modi reaches Japan to attend former premier Shinzo Abe’s state funeral

On Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Tokyo to attend the state funeral of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Modi will join several global leaders to pay tributes to Abe

By Priyanka Verma 
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Tokyo: On Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Tokyo to attend the state funeral of former Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Modi will join several global leaders to pay tributes to Abe.

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Japan has beefed up security in the capital city Tokyo as it prepares to host foreign dignitaries for the state funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, which will be attended by several foreign dignitaries.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi wrote, “Arrived in Tokyo,” as he reached the country to pay tributes to the late prime minister.

External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi tweeted, “PM @narendramodi arrives in Tokyo. Will participate in the State Funeral of former PM Shinzo Abe later today. Will also hold a bilateral meeting with PM @kishida230, reaffirming commitment to further strengthening of India-Japan Special Strategic and Global Partnership.”

In the state’s funeral of Shinzo Abe, more than 20 countries are expected to participate in more than 100 countries. India had announced a national mourning on July 9, 2022 in the honor of Abe. Let’s tell that Shinjo Abe is remembered as Japanese Prime Minister to strengthen India and Japan.

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was shot at a gathering, after which he died during treatment in hospital. Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said that Shinzo Abe was attacked at 11:30 a.m. local time. This attack on them took place in the city of Nara. He was campaigning for the elections to the Upper House to be held in Japan.

Abe first became Prime Minister of Japan in 2006. With this, the title of Youngest Prime Minister of Japan was added to his name. However, his first term did not last long and Abe had to resign in the very next year i.e. 2007. After this, in the year 2009, his Conservative Party lost the election. He became Prime Minister again in 2012, when the Conservative Party won under his leadership. During the election, he promised the people of Japan to strengthen the economy, curb deflation, ease constitutional restrictions imposed after World War II, and restore traditional values.

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