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Aniversary of end of WW II
August 15, 2017, Tokyo, Japan: Representatives of the advocacy group Taiwan Civil Government, whose mission is to normalize Taiwan’s legal status in the global community, attended the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II at Yasukuni Shrine. This is where tens of thousand came out in the rain to pay their respects for Japan’s war dead at this national Shinto shrine where nearly 2.5 million war dead from the past 150 years are enshrined. Visits to Yasukuni by top Japanese politicians continue to outrage China, Taiwan and South Korea because it honors 14 World War II class A war criminals who are also enshrined there. Even so, dozens of Japanese lawmakers visited Yasukuni Shrine today, while PM Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering via his emissary. Photo by Torin Boyd.
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