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Japan likely to hold state funeral for Abe at Budokan on Sept 27

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Waste of our tax even in death.

9 ( +28 / -19 )

"the government bears full costs" - the fund $$ come from citizen tax payers ?.

14 ( +21 / -7 )

Abe no soushiki

6 ( +9 / -3 )

The issue has set off debate throughout Japan, with opponents objecting to the use of tax money and others saying the LDP is making political use of Abe's death.

Rightfully so!

Those aged 18-39 were most in favor, at 61%, while those in their 60s were most against at 51%.

Interesting information here. The very people that supported the LDP in damn near every election since WWII have been the elderly, those over 60, and yet they are the age group that are most against having this memorial for him.

Shows just how much they don't care about Abe and his legacy!

-5 ( +11 / -16 )

With the current COVID numbers perhaps an outside venue would be more fitting. Like the imperial gardens area. Rest In Peace.

-4 ( +6 / -10 )

He is dead, family have said goodbye. Do we really need a public spectacle and daily stories about this man.

let it go, let it go.

4 ( +20 / -16 )

If the LDP want to hold it sure go ahead but let them bear 100% of the costs.

Don't waste my tax $$.

14 ( +18 / -4 )

Abe and his legacy!

What legacy a failed economics plan and a small shrinking mask?

2 ( +15 / -13 )

. . . should be held virtually, online . . . . without to many live attendees to prevent the spread of COVID . . . ?

3 ( +5 / -2 )

"contributions to Japan and the world."

I think I missed something or I need the LDP-brain-rot to not that he was nothing but a detriment to Japan and the world. And now Kishida and other LDP goons have sworn to milk his death as long as possible.

-3 ( +10 / -13 )

Why are they treating a man tainted with countless scandals and links to corruption, like a king?

The shadow of his family ties, as well as his own personal ties, to the Unification Church and all that is associated with it, should be enough to stay well away from a state funeral.

It's disgusting.

4 ( +19 / -15 )

@Yubaru Personally I think that the over the hill 60 gang are Yen snatchers, all they are worried about is their pocket books. They are totally for what they can get, not what they have to pay out. The majority of the over the hill gang try to watch what they spend, even though their mattress is stuffed with Yen, but the younger kids, they are all about spending, they don't care about politics and where the money comes from, even if they are broke they will still spend.

Rightfully so!

Those aged 18-39 were most in favor, at 61%, while those in their 60s were most against at 51%.

Interesting information here. The very people that supported the LDP in damn near every election since WWII have been the elderly, those over 60, and yet they are the age group that are most against having this memorial for him.

Shows just how much they don't care about Abe and his legacy!

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

It sounds more like a Memorial Event rather than a State Funeral, where anybody who wishes can attend and pay their respects.

-10 ( +2 / -12 )

I've got the classic Cheap Trick album "Live at Budokan".

Guess this will be the opposite (with both band and album name)

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Make the Unification Church pay for it

11 ( +13 / -2 )

Wrong headline and statement of fact: NOT Japan, but the LDP honchos are planning a state funeral paid for with tax money pilfered from our pockets. It's a disgrace that they can get away with this brazen misuse of public monies to promote their in-our-faces propaganda-fest.

3 ( +13 / -10 )

What a monumental (pardon the pun) waste of money. Will they next announce a statue of him? Pfft!!!

0 ( +6 / -6 )

ANOTHER story about Abe! Is there nothing else going on in this country that we have to keep hearing about him again and again??

He is dead, family have said goodbye. Do we really need a public spectacle and daily stories about this man.

let it go, let it go.

AMEN!!!

The issue has set off debate throughout Japan, with opponents objecting to the use of tax money and others saying the LDP is making political use of Abe's death.

Rightfully so!

I'll second that!

Abe and his legacy!

What legacy a failed economics plan and a small shrinking mask?

Don't forget the empowerment of the far right, the erosion of democracy and freedom of the press, QE which raised prices WHILE he raised taxes, the constant scandals, money siphoned away from Tohoku to Tokyo Olympics.....

Wrong headline and statement of fact: NOT Japan, but the LDP honchos are planning a state funeral paid for with tax money pilfered from our pockets. It's a disgrace that they can get away with this brazen misuse of public monies to promote their in-our-faces propaganda-fest.

That's what happens when you live in a 1 party state.

-4 ( +5 / -9 )

as japanese tax payer I am against.

once again-agaist.

LDP and their sponsors who get rich by any "friendly businesses" by our tax money should be ones who have to pay for this circuss.

5 ( +7 / -2 )

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