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Japanese citizens pay respects to mark the anniversary of the end of WWII

While the Emperor, prime minister and top officials of Japan held a somber memorial service on Monday at Nippon Budokan for those who lost their lives in World War II, many ordinary Japanese citizens flocked to nearby Yasukuni Shrine to pay their respects. (ANJP)
While the Emperor, prime minister and top officials of Japan held a somber memorial service on Monday at Nippon Budokan for those who lost their lives in World War II, many ordinary Japanese citizens flocked to nearby Yasukuni Shrine to pay their respects. (ANJP)
While the Emperor, prime minister and top officials of Japan held a somber memorial service on Monday at Nippon Budokan for those who lost their lives in World War II, many ordinary Japanese citizens flocked to nearby Yasukuni Shrine to pay their respects. (ANJP)
While the Emperor, prime minister and top officials of Japan held a somber memorial service on Monday at Nippon Budokan for those who lost their lives in World War II, many ordinary Japanese citizens flocked to nearby Yasukuni Shrine to pay their respects. (ANJP)
While the Emperor, prime minister and top officials of Japan held a somber memorial service on Monday at Nippon Budokan for those who lost their lives in World War II, many ordinary Japanese citizens flocked to nearby Yasukuni Shrine to pay their respects. (ANJP)
While the Emperor, prime minister and top officials of Japan held a somber memorial service on Monday at Nippon Budokan for those who lost their lives in World War II, many ordinary Japanese citizens flocked to nearby Yasukuni Shrine to pay their respects. (ANJP)
While the Emperor, prime minister and top officials of Japan held a somber memorial service on Monday at Nippon Budokan for those who lost their lives in World War II, many ordinary Japanese citizens flocked to nearby Yasukuni Shrine to pay their respects. (ANJP)
While the Emperor, prime minister and top officials of Japan held a somber memorial service on Monday at Nippon Budokan for those who lost their lives in World War II, many ordinary Japanese citizens flocked to nearby Yasukuni Shrine to pay their respects. (ANJP)
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16 Aug 2022 01:08:07 GMT9
16 Aug 2022 01:08:07 GMT9

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TOKYO: While the Emperor, prime minister and top officials of Japan held a somber memorial service on Monday at Nippon Budokan for those who lost their lives in World War II, many ordinary Japanese citizens flocked to nearby Yasukuni Shrine to pay their respects.

The shrine acts as a magnet for extreme right-wingers and they aim their anger at China and Korea. Others, however, pray for peace and denounce Japan’s militaristic past.

At the end of the afternoon, both a nationalist demonstration and another aimed against the emperor took place near Yasukuni. A woman was arrested after throwing a plastic bottle in protest.

 
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