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A man set himself on fire to protest Abe’s funeral in Japan

A man in Japan has set himself alight, reportedly to protest a state funeral for ex-prime Minister Shinzo Abe, as he was assassinated in July. There are about a hundred foreign dignitaries who are expected to attend the funeral on September 27th. But on Wednesday, the witnesses called the police as they spotted a man on fire near the PM’s office in Tokyo. 

The officers put out the blaze and also took the still conscious man to the hospital. According to the local media, the extent of his injury and his current condition is unknown so far. The Japanese media say that this man is in his 70s. The people believed that the government was yet to comment on the protest, but the public opposition to the holding of the state funeral gas intensified in the next few months. The polls are also showing that the majority of the voters are very unhappy with the expenditure. 

If you don’t know the matter, then let us tell you that Abe was shot dead on July 8th, at the age of 67, in a campaign rally for his political party. The killing of the longest-serving PM of Kanapn was condemned internationally and also shocked the whole nation. Apart from all this, Japan is a country that has a very minimal record of political violence and gun crime. 


  1. Who is the longest-serving PM of Japan?

Ans. Shinzo Abe 

  1. What is the age of Shinzo Abe?

Ans. 67 years old. 

  1. When was the PM of Japan killed?

Ans. 8th July 

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