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Running the gauntlet at Yasukuni

thomas

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It has happened again: PM Koizumi has paid the obligatory visit to the Yasukuni shrine in Tokyo. Earlier than usual to avoid stir, nevertheless prompting strong reactions from Asian neighbours.

Latest news: http://forum.japanreference.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=222

What's your opinion on this annual ritual? Is it just a religious/national obligation? Or do you understand Japan's furious neighbours who view this ritual as highly provocative?

Btw, here's the link to the shrine's official web site

=> http://www.japanreference.com/cgi-bin/jump.cgi?ID=583
 
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