People pay respects to Japan’s war dead at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Monday. Photo: AP
People pay respects to Japan’s war dead at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Monday. Photo: AP

Japanese cabinet ministers’ Yasukuni Shrine visit adds to strained ties with China

  • Beijing protests against the visit by the ministers and a donation by the Japanese leader
  • Kishida pledges peace on anniversary of Tokyo’s surrender in the second world war

People pay respects to Japan’s war dead at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Monday. Photo: AP
People pay respects to Japan’s war dead at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Monday. Photo: AP
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