PRESIDENT of the Government of Serbia, Ana Brnabić, will pay a visit to Japan, where tomorrow she will attend the state funeral of the former Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.
During his stay in Tokyo, Brnabić will talk with the Prime Minister of Japan, Fumio Kishida.
Also, the Prime Minister will host a dinner for representatives of Japanese companies operating in Serbia – Tojo Tires, Jazaki Corporation, Nideka…
On the second day of her stay in Tokyo, the Prime Minister of Serbia will have a working breakfast with the President of the Japan-Serbia Parliamentary Friendship League, Ićir Aisava.
Brnabić will then talk with the Japanese minister for digitization, Taro Kon.
By the way, it is expected that many world officials will attend the state funeral of Abe, with the highest honors.
Shinzo Abe, the youngest Japanese prime minister who has held the position for the longest time, is known as a great friend of Serbia, which is why President Aleksandar Vučić awarded him the Order of the Republic of Serbia on a ribbon on Vidovdan.
Shinzo Abe visited Serbia in 2018 and after that visit, Japan refused to vote for Kosovo’s membership in UNESCO.
The Japanese government has decided that the state funeral for the murdered Abe will be held on September 27, explaining that a funeral with state honors is appropriate because of the extraordinary contribution that Abe made as Japan’s longest-serving leader, as well as because of his exceptional leadership and decisive moves in many areas. , including economic recovery and the promotion of diplomacy focused on the Japan-US alliance.
Funeral in the arena built for the Olympics
The funeral ceremony will be held at the Nippon Budokan Arena, which was originally built for the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and is now the venue for many sporting and cultural events.
A private posthumous ceremony was held in July at Zojoji Temple in Tokyo, and a hearse carried Abe’s body through the Japanese capital to a cemetery, where he was cremated.
Large numbers of people then took to the streets of Tokyo to pay their last respects to Abe, with flags flying at half-mast across the capital.
He was shot by a Japanese
Abe was killed on July 8 during a speech in the city of Nara, and was shot by a forty-seven-year-old Japanese man, who told the police that he was “angry with a certain organization” and killed Abe because he believed he was part of that group.
His death caused shockwaves in Japan, where cases of gun violence are extremely rare, but the idea of a funeral with state honors was met with divided reactions in the country.
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