4 months Japan PM sends offerings to war shrine Manilatimes |World
TOKYO: Japan’s premier sent a ritual cash offering to a controversial Tokyo war shrine to mark the end of World War 2 Thursday but did not visit in person amid heightened tensions with South Korea. Shinzo Abe sent an aide to Yasukuni Shrine, seen by Asian neighbors as a symbol of Japan’s military past, according to his office, but once again stayed away from the site that honors Japan’s war dead, including convicted war criminals.
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe offers a bouquet of flowers during a ceremony at the Chidorigafuchi national war memorial cemetery in Tokyo on August ... more