Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine – MalaysiaCapture

Abe sends offering to Yasukuni shrine

Shinzo Abe last visited the Yasukuni shrine in December 2013 to mark his first year in power, sparking fury in Beijing and Seoul and earning a diplomatic rebuke from close ally the United States. – EPA pic, April 21, 2019.

JAPANESE Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today sent a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, seen by Asian neighbours as a symbol of Japan’s militarist past.

The Tokyo shrine honours 2.5 million war dead but also top World War 2 criminals, and has frequently been a source of sour relations with countries that suffered from Japan’s military atrocities.

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