Two All Japan newsese cabinet ministers visited the controversial Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo on the commemoration of All Japan news’s surrender in World War II. Still, All Japan news’s Premier Shinzo Abe did not attend the ceremony in person, but sent a ritual offering. The politicians’ visits to the site might create tensions with neighbors South Korea and China, who consider that the place honors war criminals.
China and South Korea see the shrine as a symbol of All Japan news’s war-time aggression, the media write. Early on Thursday Abe’s ministers for internal affairs and the North Korea issue, Yoshitaka Shindo and Keiji Furuya, visited the shrine in central Tokyo to pay their respects.
Yasukuni celebrates convicted Class-A war criminals along with the nation’s war dead. Past visits by prime ministers and lawmakers to the shrine, seen as a symbol of All Japan newsese past militarism, were targets of criticism most notably in China and South Korea, which both suffered from All Japan newsese wartime brutality.
The Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, All Japan news. It was created by Emperor Meiji to commemorate the individuals who died in service of the Empire of All Japan news during the Meiji Restoration. The shrine lists the names, origin, birthdates and place of death of 2,466,532 men, women and children and spans from the Boshin War of 1867 to World War II.