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S. Korea Expresses 'Deep Regret' over Suga's Offering to Yasukuni Shrine

Write: 2020-10-18 12:54:58Update: 2020-10-18 14:28:45

S. Korea Expresses 'Deep Regret' over Suga's Offering to Yasukuni Shrine

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South Korea expressed "deep regrets" on Saturday over Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's sending of a ritual offering to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine.

Seoul's Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the South Korean government expresses deep regrets that the Japanese government and parliamentary leaders sent offerings again to the Yasukuni Shrine, a shrine that glorifies Japan's wars of aggression and honors war criminals.

The statement added that the Seoul government strongly urged responsible Japanese leaders to respond to calls for the future-oriented development of South Korea-Japan relations by facing history squarely, and humbly reflecting on the past history through actions on the occasion of the launch of the new Cabinet.

Suga sent a "masakaki" tree to the controversial shrine in Tokyo on Saturday, the first day of the two-day autumn festival at the shrine which honors Class-A war criminals, amongst others.

It marked the first time that Suga sent such an offering to the war shrine since he took office in September.

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