Hiroyuki Nishimura, 45, the founder of “2channel,” updated his Twitter page on March 28, and wrote about his reaction to the completion of the state funeral of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on March 27.
He has long argued that he is “passively in favor” of state funerals, and wrote, “I know many people disagree with me, but I believe that even anti-corporation people should have the decency to send their loved ones off quietly at least at a funeral. For a long time, Japanese people have helped with funerals, even if they were the “Hachi-bun” of the village,” he pointed out. I wonder if anyone who can say that it is OK to interfere with a funeral because someone has done something terrible is someone who has lived his or her life without causing trouble for anyone?” he said. He also threw a question to the opponents of the state funeral.
After the national funeral ended on October 27, he posted his thoughts again, saying, “I think this is where decent opponents of the national funeral start to take action. I think it will depend on whether we can maintain public opinion to pursue the issue in the Diet starting on October 3, and whether they will be silenced or whether they will come up with measures to deal with the situation. Also, I think we should have a trial for a judicial decision. He continued, “People who just want to make a fuss over the opposition to the state funeral will be refreshed and that will be the end of it.”