Men wearing Japanese imperial military uniforms visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on August 15 for the 74th anniversary of their nation’s surrender in World War Two. Photo: Reuters Men wearing Japanese imperial military uniforms visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on August 15 for the 74th anniversary of their nation’s surrender in World War Two. Photo: Reuters
Men wearing Japanese imperial military uniforms visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on August 15 for the 74th anniversary of their nation’s surrender in World War Two. Photo: Reuters

Japanese minister becomes first in two years to visit Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni Shrine

  • Cabinet member Seiichi Eto pays his respects to the nation’s war dead at site seen abroad as symbol of Japan’s past militarism
  • The response was swift from neighbouring South Korea, which called on Tokyo to ‘show humble reflection’ on the past

Topic |   Yasukuni Shrine
Men wearing Japanese imperial military uniforms visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on August 15 for the 74th anniversary of their nation’s surrender in World War Two. Photo: Reuters Men wearing Japanese imperial military uniforms visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on August 15 for the 74th anniversary of their nation’s surrender in World War Two. Photo: Reuters
Men wearing Japanese imperial military uniforms visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on August 15 for the 74th anniversary of their nation’s surrender in World War Two. Photo: Reuters
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