The Cabinet on Friday approved a ¥249 million ($1.8 million) outlay to pay for the controversial state funeral next month for slain former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

As the public remains divided over Abe's political legacy and scandals, the Cabinet has no plan to urge ministries and related agencies to extend their condolences when the funeral is held Sept. 27.

The amount, to be fully disbursed from reserve funds of the government's fiscal 2022 budget, includes ¥210 million for setting up the Nippon Budokan hall venue in Tokyo and ¥30 million for a renting fee.