- Elderly set himself on fire in protest against Shinzo Abe’s state funeral
- A note purportedly written by him has been recovered from the elderly
- Self-immolation elderly is over 70 years old
Japan News: An elderly man allegedly set himself on fire near the prime minister’s office in Japan’s capital Tokyo early Wednesday to protest against the state funeral of Shinzo Abe next week. This information has been given in a media report. According to the news published in the news agency ‘Kyodo News’, a note purportedly written by him has been recovered from the elderly, which said, “Personally I pay the state honor of Shinzo Abe (former Prime Minister of Japan). I am strongly against cremation with According to the news, the elderly man who committed suicide is over 70 years old and a major part of his body has been scorched. However, he was conscious. At the same time, the police said that the old man set himself on fire after sprinkling oil on him. He has been admitted to the hospital. A Tokyo Fire Department official confirmed the suicide of an elderly man in the capital’s Kasumigaseki district.
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He, however, refused to divulge any information about the identity of the person concerned and the circumstances and reasons behind the suicide. Tokyo police also declined to comment on the incident. He also did not comment on media reports about a policeman being injured in the fire. As more information emerged about the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and Abe’s ties to the Unification Church, protests in Japan over the former prime minister’s state funeral have begun to grow.
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Abe’s murder accused also reportedly felt that his family was ruined by his mother’s donations to the Unification Church. The LDP has said that nearly half of its MPs are affiliated with the Unification Church. It is a rare event for someone to be cremated with state honors in Japan, but Prime Minister Fumio Kishida has said Abe deserves it, as he was the country’s longest-serving leader since World War II. Under whose rule Japan made remarkable diplomatic and economic achievements.
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