Yasukuni Shrine – August 15th 2011 – Right wing fun in the sun

2011.08.17

***UPDATE*** There have been some unpleasant insinuations and comments about my morals and political views concerning the content of this post.
Please be sure to read my replies to the commenters.

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Yasukuni 2010 – Just when I thought it couldn’t get any weirder

2010.08.18
An unidentified man(?) poses with Shinichi Kamijo, Leader of Gishin Gokoku-kai
(Photo by Brett Bull , editor in chief of “The Tokyo Reporter“)

Anyone who lives in Japan knows that  August 15th marks the anniversary of the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II. Every year thousands of people flock to Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni shrine to pay their respects to the war dead interred there, including 14 class A war criminals.

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Yasukuni-Update

2009.08.18
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Yuko Katsuta and Uchujin, The bridge overlooking Yasukuni dori, august 15th 2009
If you’ve read my previous post on Yasukuni August 15th then hopefully you’ll remember the wonderful old woman I mentioned meeting on the bridge overlooking the entrance to the shrine.

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Yasukuni-August 15th

2009.08.15
a woman releases a white dove to pray for world peace at Yasukuni shrine August 15th 2009 - ©Uchujin-Adrian Storey. All Rights reserved.
(a woman releases a white dove to pray for world peace at Yasukuni shrine August 15th 2009)

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