Joint Funeral by former Prime Minister Nakasone’s Cabinet and the Liberal Democratic Party Tokyo October 17 at 6:11 p.m.
A joint funeral was held between Yasuhiro Nakasone, former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, who died last November at the age of 101, and the Liberal Democratic Party.
Due to the new coronavirus, the joint funeral was postponed in March, and about 650 people, including Mr. and Mrs. Akishima, the chairman of both houses of the House of Representatives and successive prime ministers, attended the ceremony at a hotel in Minato-ku, Tokyo on the afternoon of March 17.
After all the participants remained silent, Prime Minister Naoto Kan, the funeral chairman, said, “Mr. Nakasone set out the ‘total financial results of postwar politics’, positioned administrative reform as one of the most important issues, and decided to divide and privatize the JNR, the exclusive public corporation, and the electric power company. On the diplomatic front, Japan’s international status has been greatly improved by promoting strengthening relations with the United States and other countries. Looking ahead to the next generation of Japan, we have implemented necessary reforms and contributed to the peace and prosperity of the international community.”
He said, “I pledge to inherit the spirit of reform that the teacher has promoted and to make every effort to the national government.”
On behalf of his friends, Mr. Hisakazu Yamaguchi, the president of the Yomiuri Shimbun Group, read a memorial address to Tsuneo Watanabe, the head of the Yomiuri Shimbun Group, and said, “Mr. Nakasone was my teacher, brother, and only awe-inspiring friend. The most famous phrase of the many phrases left, “Give me life to the best of my life,” is a support for me at the age of 94, and I overcame the deceased.
At the altar, along with the relics, the highest-ranking medal, the Daisho-no-Kikubana Chapter Cervical Decoration, was displayed, and the participants offered white chrysanthemums and regretted their farewell to former Prime Minister Nakasone.
The joint funeral was held by taking measures to prevent infection, such as opening between each person’s seats, and narrowing down the number of participants.