Crown Princess Kiko and her husband Crown Prince Akishino pose for a photograph at the Akasaka Imperial Property Residence in Tokyo, Japan, in this handout image released on Sept 11. Photo: Imperial Household Agency of Japan/Handout via REUTERS
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Crown prince, 6 other imperial members to attend Abe state funeral

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The reason Obama did not come,their was no body,a service were their is no body is called a memorial service

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The reason Obama did not come,their was no body,a service were their is no body is called a memorial service.

So did they already bury him?. So they are just going to sit in an empty hall and sing hymns and get a free slap up meal, nomihodai and a 5 star hotel stay paid for by the plebeians, nice if you can get it.

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Further proof the Japanese Royals are prisoners in their own country.

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Tokyo,a memorial service is usually for a non believer,in America who do have a affiliation with a church, family and friends get together way after the person,it can be month even years

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Nice to have them kind in one place. The normal kind don't care.

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Not doing the rare exception again, btw this time for an own country’s former citizen and proclaimed prime minister , in the formal meaning of first servant and head of the cabinet of ministers, that might contain an unoutspoken message too, doesn’t it?

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More wasted time and money.

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Shameless Japan government has invited Myanmar junta to this state funeral next week.

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Google Different between funeral and Memorial service

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The agency said it received a letter from Prime Minister Fumio Kishida requesting the attendance of imperial family members on July 22 when the Cabinet decided to hold a state funeral for Abe

so not an invitation but rather a request.

Guess it would have been embarrassing if no royals showed up. Just glad the Emperor isn’t going.

More proof that the Japan today is filled with Japan haters.

No, no it isn’t, unless you define Shinzo Abe as Japan.

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TokyoJoeToday  07:13 am JST

The reason Obama did not come,their was no body,a service were their is no body is called a memorial service.

So did they already bury him?.

Deceased people in Japan are not buried, They are cremated.

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Further proof the Japanese Royals are prisoners in their own country.

true. this is starting to look more and more embarrassing for Kishida and Japan in general.

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Shameless Japan government has invited Myanmar junta to this state funeral next week.

That's because they're desperate.

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More proof that the Japan today is filled with Japan haters.

No, no it isn’t, unless you define Shinzo Abe as Japan.

Exactly! Well said!

And his account has already been deleted! That was fast! Well done Mods.

Hilarious!

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Crown Prince and family members should stay well away.

I'm a bit surprised they don't have a stronger moral compass/ good judgement.

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If Abe was cremated at his ashes are there then it could be called a funeral.

However i cant find any information if Abe was cremated or not

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The prince has put on a fresh coat of black, it appears. Reminds me of that happy American ad jingle from the 80s (which, funny enough, originated from an even older song from the musical "South Pacific"): "I'm gonna wash that gray right outta my hair!.." lol

"i cant find any information if Abe was cremated or not..."

Could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the only people who do not get cremated in Japan are the folks in the Special Family like the ones you see in the pic above...

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The fake smile...

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This is a mistake and legitimizes the right wing who are using the funeral for political purposes

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This is dragging on forever. He has been cremated and interred, correct? Don't know if that is what is called a funeral.

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"Shameless Japan government has invited Myanmar junta to this state funeral next week."

They may be running out of "heads of state" so getting a bit desperate. The heads of the big states went to the Queen's funeral and/or are busy resolving more important issues.

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