Japanese Lawmakers Visit Yasukuni Shrine

Write : 2016-10-18 09:53:07 Update : 2016-10-18 13:04:25

Japanese Lawmakers Visit Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese lawmakers have paid tribute at the Yasukuni Shrine where Class-A war criminals are honored.

According to Kyodo News, a group of lawmakers from both the ruling and opposition camps visited the controversial site on the second day of the annual autumn festival at the shrine Tuesday morning.

The group has made visits to Yasukuni three times every year—during the spring and autumn festivals as well as on the August 15th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II.

The group’s latest visit came a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the shrine.

Some members of the Japanese Cabinet are also expected to visit the shrine until Thursday when its autumn festival ends.

Located in central Tokyo, Yasukuni honors two-point-466 million Japanese war dead, including 14 Class-A criminals, such as Hideki Tojo, who was hanged by an Allied tribunal. 

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