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Abe sends offerings to Yasukuni Shrine

17.10.2018 147 просмотров

At the same time, the head of the cabinet of ministries refused to personally attend the ritual ceremony. 

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today sent symbolic offerings to the Yasukuni Shrine, which in many Asian countries is considered a stronghold of Japanese militarism. At the same time, every time officials of the Land of the Rising Sun pay a visit to the temple, in China, Korea, a number of countries in Southeast Asia come out with condemnations. 
Shinzo Abe to visit China
for the first time in seven years

Shinzo Abe, as head of the cabinet, visited only once Yasukuni Shrine. This happened in 2013. Since then, Abe has limited himself to offering ritual gifts, which bear the signature that they were handed over by the Prime Minister. 

According to observers, this time Shinzo Abe could not visit the temple, since it will soon official visit to China. It is worth noting that it will be the first such event in the last seven years. 

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Yasukuni Shrine is a memorial shrine in which tables with the names of soldiers and officers who died "for the emperor and great Japan" are stored. Among the 2.5 million names are the names of 14 war criminals from World War II.  

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