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Funeral Held for Japan’s Abe as Successor Revives His Agenda

  • Thousands of people paid respects at Buddhist wake Monday
  • Prime Minister Kishida vows to continue Abe’s policy legacy
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A private funeral for Shinzo Abe is expected on Tuesday as the nation continues to mourn his death. Isabel Reynolds reports on Bloomberg Television.Source: Bloomberg
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A private funeral was held Tuesday for former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose assassination last week shocked a nation and brought renewed attention to his key policies such as bolstering the nation’s defenses.

The funeral in Tokyo was for the family and associates of Abe, who was fatally shot at close range Friday by a gunman who approached from behind as the former premier was making an election campaign speech outside a train station in the western city of Nara. Larger-scale memorial services are to be held at a later date.