Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday sent a ritual offering to the war-linked Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, a source of diplomatic friction with some of Japan’s Asian neighbors who view it as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism. Photo: AFP/File
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday sent a ritual offering to the war-linked Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, a source of diplomatic friction with some of Japan’s Asian neighbors who view it as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism. Photo: AFP/File
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Japan PM Kishida sends ritual offering to war-linked Yasukuni Shrine, risking anger from China, South Korea

  • Shrine honours the nation’s war dead but Japanese wartime leaders convicted as war criminals at an international tribunal are also enshrined there
  • Shrine is source of diplomatic friction with some of Japan’s Asian neighbours who view it as a symbol of Tokyo’s past militarism

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday sent a ritual offering to the war-linked Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, a source of diplomatic friction with some of Japan’s Asian neighbors who view it as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism. Photo: AFP/File
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday sent a ritual offering to the war-linked Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo, a source of diplomatic friction with some of Japan’s Asian neighbors who view it as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism. Photo: AFP/File
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