Concerning the state funeral of former Prime Minister Abe, Secretary-General Okada of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan held a meeting with Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno. I submitted a questionnaire asking about
Regarding former Prime Minister Abe’s attendance at the “state funeral”, the Constitutional Democratic Party last week respected the judgment of each member of the Diet, except for the executive branch, but asked the government further questions about the “state funeral”. However, I decided to make a decision.
In response to this, Secretary-General Okada of the Constitutional Democratic Party met with Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno in the Diet on the 13th and submitted a questionnaire.
The questionnaire stated that a state funeral would be inappropriate as the public’s feelings toward Mr. Abe are largely divided, and that if the government’s Cabinet decides to include state ceremonies, the foundation of parliamentary democracy could be shaken. points out.
In addition to the government’s expected total cost of about 1.66 billion yen, the government is requesting that police personnel costs be announced in advance, and without investigating the relationship between Mr. Abe and the former Unification Church. It is said that it is not allowed to hold a “state funeral”.
The Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan has asked for a written response by the 15th, and Secretary-General Okada told reporters, “At present, it is difficult to attend the national funeral, but depending on the response, there is a possibility. I want you to answer honestly,” he said.
Attendance at the “state funeral” The response of the opposition party is divided
Regarding the attendance at the “state funeral”, the opposition parties are divided, and the Japan Restoration Party and the Democratic Party for the People have decided to attend as a party.
On the other hand, the Communist Party and Reiwa Shinsengumi have announced that they will not attend, claiming that there is no legal basis.
At a press conference on the afternoon of the 13th, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno said that he had received a questionnaire about the “national funeral” from Secretary-General Okada of the Constitutional Democratic Party, “I will refrain from the details of the exchange, but the contents of the questionnaire were national ceremonies. I would like to quickly examine the pros and cons of the matter, the cost, and the relationship with the former Unification Church, and consider how to respond.”
Concerning the fact that public opinion is divided on whether to hold a state funeral, he said, “I am aware that there are various opinions. I would like to explain carefully about the way of thinking.”