Former PM Abe's state funeral cost lower than previous estimate


TOKYO, Oct 15 (NHK) - The Japanese government says the actual cost of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo's state funeral last month was over 1.2 billion yen, or more than 8 million dollars.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu said on Friday that the actual cost was about 400 million yen lower than the previous estimate of 1.66 billion yen.

Matsuno said the cost of welcoming foreign dignitaries was about 510 million yen, or about 3.5 million dollars, and the cost of deploying security personnel was 480 million yen, or about 3.3 million dollars. ...continue reading

Oct 15 (ANNnewsCH) - 国葬費なぜ減額。12億円に。  安部元総理の国葬費。およそ12億4000万円。当初の見込みより4億円ほど減ったと14日、政府が公表しました。  ...continue reading

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