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U.S. Vice President Harris to attend Abe's state funeral

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Welcome to Japan VP Harris!

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Dear lord no.....

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But why?

-8 ( +31 / -39 )

Why not Biden? And why Obama too?

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That will please many and shock the few.

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People are critical even when a person comes to pay their respect to the dead. Unbelievable

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All RIGHT!

I get an all expenses paid trip to Japan!

Cool!

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Lamilly

Critical because who is going to be paying for their security? I doubt biden is phoning kishida with his credit card details! Or maybe Harris and Obama are using airmiles?? No, it's going to be a total unnecessary tax payer burden when the country has far bigger issues that need financial support. Let them attend it by zoom.

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Don’t see the point, did she ever even met him? Seems a bit hollow to send someone with no personal connection? There must be someone else, Trump is busy. I would suggest Trumps wife. And her appearance fee a lot cheaper.

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"No, it's going to be a total unnecessary tax payer [sic] burden..."

Why can't you spell 'taxpayer' correctly?

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Kamila smells chance da! Sidekick to Obama. Instabai! Pelosi got hers, so it’s definitely time to go to work. American democrat Kabuki, politicking by the pros, enjoy the show.

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“ U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris plans to attend a state funeral for slain former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next month in Tokyo, a diplomatic source said Sunday. “

… not enough. smh

Trump was best buddies with him… but(!) I guess he has a lot on his mind now …

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YOU can’t go, but I can !

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Nothing wrong with VP Harris attending. Shinzo Abe may not have been popular with many domestically, but he was a good friend of the United States.

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Trump is too busy with papers and taking the 5th avenue in NY.

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Biden was here in late May.

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Welcome Vice President Harris. It would be a great opportunity to network and promote some strong Japanese women in leadership positions in and outside of government if there were actually any here to reach out to.

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what for...?

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I don’t know 100pct how these things work, but I’d guess protocol mandates someone the level of a Vice President for an EX leader - nothing more or less. Arranging a Presidential trip is too much and he was just here in late May.

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Why not Biden? And why Obama too?

Protocol says the VP of the US attends a State Funeral.

17 ( +27 / -10 )

Obama, Harris, we're in to add another digit to the costs of this bonfire of vanities...(sigh)

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Foreign leaders will attend not because of the man but out of respect for the office of Prime Minister which he held four times. The longest-serving prime minister.

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Did she even know Abe-san?

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Why does VP Harris needed to have known Abe? She is representing her country with the protocol set out.

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BlacklabelToday  08:09 pm JST

Did she even know Abe-san?

Harris is attending as a representative of the United States. Not as a personal friend. She is doing her job.

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From the United States, former President Barack Obama more than represents the diplomatic protocols.

As does former German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Under the circumstances, this action shows respect and recognition for former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, Japan's longest serving prime minster.

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A fitting tribute indeed...

4 ( +11 / -7 )

Correct protocol for a previous long serving PM and ally. Some very disrespectful comments above.

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WA4TKGAug. 14 05:48 pm JST

YOU can’t go, but I can !

You're damn right, peasant!

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I think due to to here schedule of work being so low at this time, this would be great for her and Japan, Welcome VP Harris, All of America loves you and what you do for us.

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