Thousands of Japanese have offered flowers and prayers in honour of Abe, even as the decision to hold a state funeral has provoked opposition and protests.
Family and friends of assassinated former prime minister Shinzo Abe gathered at a Tokyo temple for a private funeral as tributes have poured in from international leaders.
Police investigating the suspect accused of murdering the former prime minister say he targeted Abe because he believed the PM was linked to a particular group his mother made large donations to.
Shinzo Abe became Japan’s youngest prime minister in 2006, at age 52, and went on to become the country's longest-serving prime minister.
Leaders around the world condemned the attack on the former leader and offered their condolences.
Yoshihide Suga is expected to easily win a parliamentary vote for prime minister after becoming the Liberal Democratic Party's new leader with 377 of a total of 534 valid votes.
Yoshihide Suga, 71, appears likely to overcome other candidates after winning the support of major factions in Japan's Liberal Democratic Party.
A popular ex-defence minister and a colourful Twitter user are among the list of potential contenders to lead Japan following Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's resignation due to health problems.
In a statement the IOC said Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed that "Japan will continue to cover the costs it would have done under the terms of the existing agreement for 2020, and the IOC will continue to be responsible for its share of the costs.
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s government decided to send a warship and patrol planes to the region to protect its commercial tankers amid high tension in the region.
On the face of it, Shinzo Abe’s visit was a failure, however, by going and speaking to the Iranians the US has established a backdoor channel.
Macron said he had discussed with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the situation surrounding the arrest of Franco-Brazilian-Lebanese executive, Carlos Ghosn.
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