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Yasukuni Shrine
Yen Ning & Kohshi Gokita
What is Yasukuni Shrine?
 It is one of Shinto’s shrine.
 It is located in Chiyoda district, Tokyo
city in Japan
 It was...
Timeline
 1869; Meiji emperor ordered to build.
 1879; Name had changed from “Tokyo
Shokon Shrine” to “Yasukuni Shrine”
...
Japanese Prime Ministers’ Visit
 What Issues Involved?
 Religious Issue
 Historical Issue
 Ethical Issue
Religious Issue
 Are PM’s visits to the shrine religious
action or political action?
 Law does justifying the right of
r...
Historical Issue
 The shrine enshrined several cruel
murderer.
 Those soldiers mainly killed Chinese,
Koreans, and North...
Ethical Issue
 The Yasukuni shrine enshrined many
class A murderer of WWII.
 Japan should be shamed about the fact.
 Ho...
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Yasukuni shrine

  1. 1. Yasukuni Shrine Yen Ning & Kohshi Gokita
  2. 2. What is Yasukuni Shrine?  It is one of Shinto’s shrine.  It is located in Chiyoda district, Tokyo city in Japan  It was built for dedicating of soldiers who had sacrificed themselves for Japan.  It was built in 1869 years.
  3. 3. Timeline  1869; Meiji emperor ordered to build.  1879; Name had changed from “Tokyo Shokon Shrine” to “Yasukuni Shrine”  1978; General Hideki Tojo and 14 other class A war criminals were enshrined.  1985; “Nakasone” PM visited the Yasukuni shrine and other countries began to criticized him.  2001; Koizumi PM visited the shrine, neighbor countries again began to critized Japan.
  4. 4. Japanese Prime Ministers’ Visit  What Issues Involved?  Religious Issue  Historical Issue  Ethical Issue
  5. 5. Religious Issue  Are PM’s visits to the shrine religious action or political action?  Law does justifying the right of religion.  It does not say no one must have religion.  However, it does not allow any political power involves in religion.
  6. 6. Historical Issue  The shrine enshrined several cruel murderer.  Those soldiers mainly killed Chinese, Koreans, and North Koreans.  Thus, these neighbor countries cannot ignore the PM’s visit of the Yasukuni shrine.
  7. 7. Ethical Issue  The Yasukuni shrine enshrined many class A murderer of WWII.  Japan should be shamed about the fact.  However, PMs visit the shrine.

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