The controversial state funeral planned next month for slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is going to cost the Japanese government around ¥250 million, government sources said Thursday.

The amount, to be approved by Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's Cabinet as early as Friday, is expected to include costs for renting the venue, the Nippon Budokan hall in Tokyo, and COVID-19 precautions, according to the sources.

The price tag, which does not include the costs of security around the venue by police for the Sept. 27 event, will be fully drawn from reserve funds of the government's fiscal 2022 budget set to run through next March, the sources said.