Group of over 100 Japan lawmakers visit war-linked Yasukuni shrine

Kyodo -- Apr 22
A cross-party group of more than 100 Japanese lawmakers on Friday visited Yasukuni, a Shinto shrine in Tokyo regarded as a symbol of Japan's past militarism by its Asian neighbors, for its spring festival.

Hidehisa Otsuji of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and head of the group said at a press conference that they "prayed for world peace that is on the precipice" amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine. ...continue reading

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