Prime Minister to head for Japan to attend Abe’s state funeral
Prime Minister Han Duck-soo will visit Japan later this month to attend a state funeral of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister’s Office said Thursday.
Han and Chung Jin-suk, interim leader of the ruling People Power Party who doubles as the deputy speaker of the National Assembly, will lead the South Korean delegation for Abe’s funeral on Sept. 27, the office said.
During the visit, Han plans to meet Japan’s political and business leaders, as well as Korean residents in Japan, it said.
Abe was assassinated in the Japanese city of Nara in July during a campaign speech.