The federal government on Monday honored former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was gunned down Friday within the metropolis of Nara, with the Collar of the Supreme Order of the Chrysanthemum, the nation’s highest ornament.
A wake was held later Monday for Abe, the nation’s longest serving prime minister, at Zojoji Temple in Tokyo, with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and different lawmakers attending. U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, who’s on a go to to Japan, additionally attended the ceremony, a Treasury official mentioned.
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