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Yasukuni was founded by then-emperor Meiji in 1869 as a Shinto shrine to commemorate individuals who died in the civil strife that brought him back to the political apex of Japan. Its role was subsequently expanded and …
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Visits to Yasukuni by senior Japanese politicians routinely draw an angry reaction from Beijing and Seoul. More controversial than the shrine itself is an accompanying museum that depicts Japan as a liberator of Asia …
Japan's Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, center right, bows as he visits the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, April 21, 2013. Last Updated Nov 23, 2015 12:02 AM EST TOKYO-- Japanese media are …
A day at Yasukuni Shrine — on its grounds and at the accompanying military museum — offers a surprisingly in-depth perspective to both the ceremonial beauty of Japan and the former imperial aggression of a now …
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Yasukuni has been the target of criticism from Japan's neighbors, including China and South Korea, which suffered World War II atrocities and aggression. Tokyo: Japanese media are reporting an explosion on Monday …
TOKYO — Dozens of Japanese lawmakers visited the controversial Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo on Friday (April 22) in a ritual sure to anger China and South Korea, where memories of Japan’s military and colonial …
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The Yasukuni Shrine - the name means peaceful country - in Tokyo ... those who committed suicide in shame at the end of World War II. At the centre of the shrine's controversy is the fact that those venerated include 14 …
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Key questions and answers about Tokyo's Yasukuni war shrine, which came under the spotlight on the August 15 anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II, when politicians -- and bereaved families -- visited the site, …
have proved especially controversial. The following are some key facts about the shrine: - Established in 1869 in central Tokyo and funded by the government until 1945, Yasukuni is dedicated to the nation's 2.5 million war …