Members of a right-wing group visit the Yasukuni Shrine. Photo: AP

Is Japan distancing itself from ‘reconciliation visits’ by families of American POWs?

  • Descendants of US POWs have had visits curtailed, prompting one advocate to claim Tokyo plans to scale back such visits and downplay its wartime past
  • ‘Downgrading the visits tells us that the Japanese government does not understand the process of reconciliation,’ she said
Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia

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Members of a right-wing group visit the Yasukuni Shrine. Photo: AP
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