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Japan’s Suga sends providing to Yasukuni Shrine for battle lifeless
Saturday, October 17, 2020, 15:36
By Xinhua & businesses
A wood plaque (background) exhibiting the title of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is seen with a “masakaki” tree that he despatched as an providing to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Oct 17, 2020.
(KAZUHIRO NOGI / Newpaper24)
TOKYO – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Saturday despatched an providing to the controversial Yasukuni Shrine for battle lifeless to coincide with its autumn pageant.
It will be Suga’s first such providing to the shrine since taking workplace final month. His predecessor, Shinzo Abe, had additionally repeatedly despatched choices by way of an aide on the anniversary of Japan’s give up in World Battle II and in the course of the shrine’s spring and autumn festivals.
It will be Yoshihide Suga’s first such providing to the shrine since taking workplace final month
The shrine, in Tokyo, is seen by Beijing and Seoul as a logo of Japan’s previous navy aggression as a result of it honors 14 Japanese wartime leaders convicted as battle criminals by an Allied tribunal in addition to 2.5 million Japanese battle lifeless.
Abe’s pilgrimage to the shrine in 2013 sparked outrage in South Korea and China and an expression of “disappointment” from america.
Suga made a go to to the shrine in August 2011, in accordance with a submit on his official weblog, nicely earlier than turning into the Abe authorities’s chief cupboard secretary in December 2012.
The South Korean authorities “expresses deep remorse that Japan’s authorities and congressional leaders have once more devoted an providing to the Yasukuni Shrine which glorify Japan’s previous invasions,” the overseas ministry stated in a press release on Saturday.
It stated it urged Japanese leaders to withstand historical past and present “humble and real reflection” by means of motion with the launch of a brand new cupboard.
Ties between Tokyo and Seoul have remained strained as a consequence of bitter recollections of Japan’s 1910-1945 colonization of the Korean peninsula, together with a dispute over compensation for Koreans pressured to work on Japan’s websites throughout wartime. Tokyo says the matter was settled by a 1965 treaty normalizing bilateral relations.
Abe visited Yasukuni on Sept 19, days after he stepped down as Japan’s chief.