December 26, 2013

Why Abe Visited the Yasukuni Shrine

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes, BBC News

The Associated Press

So if the shrine is so offensive to China and South Korea why did Mr Abe go? Firstly, because he wanted to. Close observers of the Japanese prime minister say he is at heart a nationalist and a historical revisionist. He believes the trials that convicted Japan's wartime leaders were "victors' justice".

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TAGGED: Shinzo Abe, Japan, South Korea, China, Yasukuni Shrine


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