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Monday, July 24, 2006

Stop pissing off the neighbors


Home to 14 Class A War Criminals, people
executed by the Allies


Japanese 'oppose PM shrine trips'

More than half of Japan's citizens do not want their next prime minister to visit the controversial Yasukuni war shrine, according to two recent polls.

About 54% of respondents to a Mainichi newspaper survey said the next premier should not visit the shrine.

A similar poll in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun found 53% of participants opposed such visits.

Current Premier Junichiro Koizumi, who is due to step down in September, has been to the shrine five times.

The visits anger China and South Korea, which say the shrine honours Japan's militarist past.

They object to the fact that 14 Class A war criminals are among the 2.5 million people commemorated at the shrine.

posted by Steve @ 3:02:00 AM

3:02:00 AM

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