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Japan PM funeral: PM Modi to visit for Tokyo today to attend state funeral of Shinzo Abe

PM Modi Japan Visit PM Modi will leave for Japan today. He will attend the state funeral of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe here. Apart from this, he will also meet PM Fumio Kishida and Abe's wife.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Kolkata: PM Modi will go on a Tokyo tour of Japan from today. The PM will leave to attend the state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The foreign secretary said the prime minister would attend the state funeral ceremony in Budokan. During his visit to Tokyo, Mr Modi will also separately meet Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

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Abe, Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister, was shot dead on July 8 while delivering a campaign speech in western Japan ahead of the House of Councillors election on July 10.

Prime Minister Modi had a close relationship with Abe. He had condoled the demise of his “dear friend” Abe and said the former Japanese premier dedicated his life to making the world a better place.

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