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Mourners form long lines before ex-PM Abe's state funeral

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"I felt close to him as he dressed up as Mario

This could be one genuine reason for a kid to mourn at the loss.

Oh Nintendo!!

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"I felt close to him as he dressed up as Mario at the time of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and it was sad to see the attack" that left Abe dead, said Katsuno.

Unfortunately, Abe is to be remembered for trying to be hip which he wasn’t at all.

He can’t be remembered for his novel far reaching effective policies because he had none.

What I will remember Abe for is his sniggering contempt for the hard working tax payers of Japan.

Soon to be forgotten….

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Reminds me of the long lines of mourners waiting to pay respects to QE2. Hopefully these mourners will not have to camp out overnight - but it does look like a massive queue.

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"I felt close to him as he dressed up as Mario

So THAT'S why people are lining up.

Imagine how long the line would have been had he dressed up as Sailor Moon..

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but it does look like a massive queue.

bet you most of them are right wingers who brought their families

Unfortunately, Abe is to be remembered for trying to be hip which he wasn’t at all.

He wouldn't know hip if it bit his hip.

He can’t be remembered for his novel far reaching effective policies because he had none.

exactly.

What I will remember Abe for is his sniggering contempt for the hard working tax payers of Japan.

And he didn't even hide it.

Soon to be forgotten…

If the news media here will let us....

doesn't look that way

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Reminds me of the long lines of mourners waiting to pay respects to QE2. 

On point...one wonders how many people might have been influenced by seeing the QE2 lines in London on TV.

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The cult has turned a lot of conservatives away from him, but surprisingly there are a lot of mourners.

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Among the crowd were Kosei Yamamoto, 16, and Teppei Katsuno, 15, who said they came because Abe had been prime minister for so long.

"I felt close to him as he dressed up as Mario at the time of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, and it was sad to see the attack" that left Abe dead, said Katsuno.

I wonder why Japan is obsessed with seniority over merit, over proven skills, over the ability to innovate?

Coupled with extraneous irrelevance of cosplay.

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Imagine how long the line would have been had he dressed up as Sailor Moon..

Ha! This gave me a good laugh. Well played, @Aly Rustom

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Perhaps you will keep hating anyone or any parties that rules Japan. Rather than wasting your valuable life time, just get the heck out of here

If the opinions of taxpaying foreigners annoys you so much, maybe you are the one that had better get the heck out of here?

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Watching people queuing for hours on TV appears to be a powerful meme influencing human behavior by feeding the urge to herd together.

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Wondering if any of the so called Unification Cult members attended?

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Now among other things that I want to do when I come to Tokyo is to respectfully visit former prime minister Shinzo Abe grave to mourn and give one more tribute.

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It's amazing that so many people tunred up to form the line of mourners on a week day. Not just eldely people but young and middle-aged. How did they sneak out of their jobs?

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> Now among other things that I want to do when I come to Tokyo is to respectfully visit former prime minister Shinzo Abe grave to mourn and give one more tribute.

Be my guest…

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@Mostafa Sultani Hussaini

Now among other things that I want to do when I come to Tokyo is to respectfully visit former prime minister Shinzo Abe grave to mourn and give one more tribute.

Err, like his grand-father and father, his grave is most likely going to be in Yamaguchi or Shizuoka...

A lot of better things to do in Tokyo anyway...

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I would like to send our condolence to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe family, it is a great loss to the people of Japan. Mr Shinzo Abe was good leader to had the respect of world leaders right across the globe, notwithstanding his health issue back in 2020 he stepped down but was also within reach to the people of Japan. I am encouraged that the Government under the watchful eye of the emperor has deemed it worthy to give former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a well-deserved State Funeral, as we stand looking to the future many things have to change and one that is constant is the traditions and the culture we respect. We say good bye to another great world leader and we send him on his way to the next chapter, to the People of Japan I would like to say God bless U all. Japan is steeped in traditions please protect them honour them and pass on your knowledge to the future of your children. The world is changing we can adapt but we need to protect the cultural and the heritage and the traditions that hold Japan together,

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Seems easy to discard the reactions as just political propaganda, but some people are actually mourning for him, not everybody was affected the same by his actions and also for some his assassination represented a negative change in Japan.

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VIP Guests.........Who?

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That’s a lot of flowers at the gomi centre today.

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The majority coming out and making their voice heard.

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I would like to send our condolence to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe family,

Thank you. You have a lot of class.

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VIP Guests.........Who?

PMs of India and Aus just to name two.

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