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August 15, 2017, Tokyo, Japan: Passing through Yasukuni Shrine's historic gate with the Imperial Chrysanthemum Seal of Japan, tens of thousands came to pay their respects to Japan's war dead on the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II. Yasukuni Shrine is the 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 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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- Anniv of war's end @ Yasukuni war shrine 8-15-2017