Japanese Lawmakers to Visit Yasukuni Shrine

Write : 2017-12-05 08:42:27 Update : 2017-12-05 08:53:53

Japanese Lawmakers to Visit Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese lawmakers will reportedly pay tribute at the controversial Yasukuni Shrine on Tuesday, where 14 Class-A war criminals are among those honored.  
 
According to Kyodo News, a group of lawmakers from both the ruling and opposition camps will visit the controversial site in central Tokyo.
 
About 100 members of parliament pay their respects en masse during the shrine’s spring and autumn festivals and on August 15th, the anniversary of Japan’s World War Two surrender. 
 
The Tuesday visit was scheduled for the annual autumn festival in October, but delayed due to the Lower House election.
 
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the shrine for the autumn festival, as he had done previously.
 
Located in central Tokyo, Yasukuni honors two-point-466 million Japanese war dead, including Class-A war criminals such as Hideki Tojo, who was hanged by an Allied tribunal. 

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