Japan's Cabinet approves $1.8m to pay for Abe state funeral

安倍元総理の国葬 支出約2.5億円に“警備費”含まれず 「弔意表明」協力要望は?

Nikkei -- Aug 27
Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved a 249 million yen ($1.8 million) allocation to pay for the controversial state funeral next month of slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

As the public remains divided over Abe's political legacy and scandals, the Cabinet has no plan to urge ministries and related agencies to extend condolences at the time when the funeral will be held on Sept. 27.

The amount, to be fully disbursed from reserve funds of the government's fiscal 2022 budget, includes 210 million yen for setting up the Nippon Budokan hall venue in Tokyo and 30 million yen for a renting fee.

It also covers COVID-19 precautions as well as funding the provision of simultaneous interpretation for foreign guests, but it does not include the costs for security around the venue provided by police, according to government sources. ...continue reading

Aug 27 (ANNnewsCH) - 来月行われる安倍元総理の国葬について、政府は、およそ2億5000万円の支出を閣議決定しました。一方、総理経験者の葬儀でこれまで行ってきた弔意の表明について、地方公共団体などに協力を求めないということです。  ...continue reading

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