Japan divided as Shinzo Abe's funeral slated to cost more than Queen's - report

Huge backlash in Japan over the cost of the upcoming state funeral of its former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. According to reports, Japan will shell out over 1.66 billion Yen (around $12 mn) for Abe's funeral. BBC reported that Abe's funeral will cost more than the Queen's funeral held recently. While the exact cost of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral has not been released, the British media has pegged the overall cost at $8 mn or 1.3 bn Yen. Watch this video to know more.

 
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