September 27, Tuesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.People in Japan have been placing flowers on altars to honor former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo since Tuesday morning. Two altars have been set up at Kudanzaka Park, which is located near Nippon Budokan in central Tokyo. Abe’s state funeral will be held at Nippon Budokan on Tuesday afternoon.
2.People in Japan are bidding a final farewell to the country’s longest-serving prime minister at his state funeral. Abe Shinzo was shot and killed during a political rally in July. More than 4,000 people have gathered at the Nippon Budokan arena in central Tokyo. Prime Minister Kishida Fumio, along with the heads of the Upper and Lower Houses, as well as the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, are attending. Former Prime Minister Suga Yoshihid3e is due to deliver a eulogy on behalf of Abe’s friends.
3.Abe’s state funeral is expected to be an important one for Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio on the world stage. Some 700 foreign dignitaries and ambassadors are attending. The prime minister is meeting with about 40 of them.