Japanese voice actress Ai Kayano visited the shrine on February 11. Photo: Weibo Japanese voice actress Ai Kayano visited the shrine on February 11. Photo: Weibo
Japanese voice actress Ai Kayano visited the shrine on February 11. Photo: Weibo
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Japanese anime star Ai Kayano sparks anger on China’s social media after visit to controversial Yasukuni Shrine

  • Kayano, who has performed in dozens of animated films and video games, triggered a heated online debate after posting about her February 11 trip
  • An academic says it is unlikely she was aware of the full significance of visiting the shrine, which commemorates millions of Japanese war dead, including convicted war criminals

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Japanese voice actress Ai Kayano visited the shrine on February 11. Photo: Weibo Japanese voice actress Ai Kayano visited the shrine on February 11. Photo: Weibo
Japanese voice actress Ai Kayano visited the shrine on February 11. Photo: Weibo
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