Thousands of Japanese pay tribute to Shinzo Abe on the day of his burial

Yesterday thousands of people attended the funeral procession of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was murdered last Friday, in front of the headquarters of symbolic value in Tokyo, after the funeral ceremonies.

“I am shocked and angry,” said Tsukasa Yukawa, 41. I can’t get over my sadness, so I came to lay flowers and pray ”.

“I really respected that,” he said. He was a great prime minister and did a lot to strengthen Japan’s presence in the world ”.

A public ceremony of honor should take place in a second time in Tokyo, in the prefecture of Yamaguchi (southwest), of which Abe was one of its representatives in Parliament.

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who is already in Tokyo for talks in view of the meeting of G20 finance ministers in Bali, greeted Abe and for the occasion the vice president of Taiwan paid a special visit to Tokyo.

In total, Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi announced that more than 1,700 messages of condolence have arrived from 259 countries, regions and international organizations.

Abe was shot at on Friday while participating in a demonstration in Nara, western Japan. in view of the elections to renew half of the seats in the Senate.