Category Archives: Yasukuni Shrine

Abe plans to visit Yasukuni Shrine wearing fake mustache

[Tokyo] – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may make an offering at Yasukuni Shrine later this week, media reported on Wednesday. The news comes as a surprise, because Abe himself had previously made clear that he would skip the traditional visit … Continue reading

Posted in Abe Shinzo, Yasukuni Shrine | Leave a comment

Apprentice Shinto priest at Yasukuni Shrine accidentally enshrines 247 celebrities

[Tokyo] – Confusion and anger at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo today, where a young apprentice Shinto priest made a mistake that is bound to shake the shrine to its foundations, and Japanese politics with it. The young apprentice, whose … Continue reading

Posted in Japan, Yasukuni Shrine | Tagged | Leave a comment

Poll among 168 lawmakers reveals motifs for Yasukuni visits

[Tokyo] – Earlier this week a group of 168 Japanese lawmakers made their annual visit to the controversial Yasukuni shrine. Visits to the shine, a symbol of Japan’s imperialist past, regularly leads to increased tensions between Japan and many of … Continue reading

Posted in Japan, Yasukuni Shrine | 2 Comments