Tight security in Tokyo as foreign dignitaries arrive for Abe's state funeral

TOKYO, Sep 26 (NHK) - Tokyo police have tightened security as many foreign dignitaries are arriving in Japan to attend the state funeral of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo on Tuesday.

Roughly 20,000 police officers will be deployed to ramp up security for the funeral at Nippon Budokan in central Tokyo.

About 4,300 people are expected to attend the ceremony. Some 700 of them will be government officials and other dignitaries from overseas and ambassadors based in Tokyo.

Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio is scheduled to hold separate meetings with more than 30 foreign dignitaries from Monday through Wednesday. ...continue reading