5 things about Japan's controversial Yasukuni Shrine
Published on Aug 15, 2014 12:15 PM
Two Japanese cabinet ministers visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on Friday (Aug 15, 2014) in a move likely to anger China and South Korea, which see the shrine as a symbol of Japan’s militarist past.
Although Prime Minister Shinzo Abe did not visit the Yasukuni shrine to mark the 69th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II, he sent a ritual offering.
Here are 5 things about the 145-year-old Yasukuni Shrine:
1. THE SHRINE
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