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
It was built in 1869 years.
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
Japanese Prime Ministers’ Visit
What Issues Involved?
Are PM’s visits to the shrine religious
action or political action?
Law does justifying the right of
It does not say no one must have religion.
However, it does not allow any
political power involves in religion.
The shrine enshrined several cruel
Those soldiers mainly killed Chinese,
Koreans, and North Koreans.
Thus, these neighbor countries cannot
ignore the PM’s visit of the Yasukuni
The Yasukuni shrine enshrined many
class A murderer of WWII.
Japan should be shamed about the fact.
However, PMs visit the shrine.