Japan Holds the Funeral for Shinzo Abe!
The conclusion of our live coverage of the burial for the former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, has been reached.
The Preparation of the Body of Shinzo Abe for Cremation, Which Followed a Private Funeral
After a private funeral on Tuesday, the remains of former Japanese leader Shinzo Abe will be cremated at the Kirigaya Funeral Hall in Tokyo. This will take place on Wednesday.
The hearse that was transporting Abe’s body made its way through the streets of the Japanese capital city. Along the way, it went by a number of important structures, such as the office of the Prime Minister and the building that houses Parliament.
Huge crowds have gathered along the streets in order to get a glimpse of the hearse that is transporting the body of the former leader who was recently murdered.
As the van drove by, quite a few people could be seen waving their arms and putting their palms together, while others lowered their heads in a sign of respect. Akie Abe, who was married to Abe, was spotted riding in the front passenger seat of the hearse.
Abe’s Hearse Has Arrived at the Prime Minister’s Office as Staff Members Wait to Bid Him Farewell
According to a live television transmission, the hearse that was transporting Shinzo Abe’s body had just arrived at the office of the Prime Minister in Tokyo.
Members of the Japanese government, including Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Abe’s brother and Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi, greeted the hearse when it arrived. Along with the procession of black cars, it was observed that they bowed respectfully to the hearse as it came.
Akie Abe, who was sitting in the front passenger seat of the hearse, smiled and nodded at the mourners as they passed by.
Akie Abe, the Widow of Shinzo Abe, Was Observed Riding in the Front Passenger Seat of the Hearse
Following her husband’s funeral on Tuesday, Akie Abe, the widow of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, was spotted riding in the front passenger seat of the hearse that was transporting her husband’s body.
During the time that people were paying their respects, Akie Abe was seen bowing to the crowd while carrying an ancestral tablet, which is a sign of transitioning into the afterlife.
According to reports from Japan’s national broadcaster NHK, Shinzo Abe’s burial was held at the Zojoji Temple in Tokyo. In attendance were members of the former prime minister’s family as well as those who were close to him.
The hearse that is transporting Shinzo Abe’s remains from the temple to the Kirigaya Funeral Hall for cremation will go past a number of important buildings on the way. These structures include the office of the Prime Minister as well as the building that houses Parliament.