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Why Shinzo Abe’s funeral program is embroiled in controversy, now the elderly set the fire

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Man sets fire to protest government decision to hold Shinzo Abe’s state funeral
Around 6,000 guests, including foreign dignitaries, are expected to attend the event to be held on September 27.
Former Prime Minister Abe was shot dead during a campaign rally in July

Tokyo, Angered by the funeral program of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a man set himself on fire outside the Prime Minister’s office. A man set himself on fire near the Japanese prime minister’s office on Wednesday to protest the government’s decision to hold a state funeral for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, according to a report by Reuters news agency. The man who was badly burned in the blaze was taken to hospital, while a policeman trying to put out the blaze was also injured in the incident.

Giving more information, local media claimed that the 70-year-old man intentionally set himself on fire. A letter was found with the elder in which it says there is opposition to Abe’s state funeral. However, local police refused to confirm the incident.

12 million US dollars will be spent on the funeral
Japan’s government Fumio Kishida said it would spend around $12 million (1.65 billion yen) on the funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. About 6,000 guests, including foreign dignitaries, are expected to attend the ceremony, which will be held at Nippon Budokan Hall in Tokyo on September 27. However, people constantly object to the government spending a huge amount on Shinzo Abe’s funeral program.

why the murder
Let us tell you that Abe was shot dead during a campaign rally in July. The murderer alleged that Shinzo Abe had ties to the controversial Unification Church. According to the alleged killer, his mother had gone bankrupt because of the church and Shinzo was promoting this church. The organization is known for its mass weddings and fundraising strategy. The Unification Church has also been accused of spreading superstition in the name of religion.

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