Japanese navy veterans march at the Yasukuni Shrine. Photo: Reuters

Top priest at Japan’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine will quit after criticising Emperor Akihito

Though he has no political power, the emperor has annoyed Japanese right-wingers by acknowledging that his country inflicted ‘great suffering’ in China, and expressing regret over Japan’s brutal rule of the Korean peninsula

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Japanese navy veterans march at the Yasukuni Shrine. Photo: Reuters
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