Yasukuni shrine

The press will be staking out the controversial Yasukuni shrine to <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PLGEO000001" title="Japan" href="/topic/international/japan-PLGEO000001.topic">Japan</a>’s war dead to see whether Prime Minister Taro Aso visits on the date of Japan’s <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVHST00000110" title="World War II (1939-1945)" href="/topic/unrest-conflicts-war/wars-interventions/world-war-ii-%281939-1945%29-EVHST00000110.topic">World War II</a> defeat. Critics object, noting that the shrine's Shinto priests accepted the souls of 14 convicted war criminals.
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( John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times / August 10, 2009 )

The press will be staking out the controversial Yasukuni shrine to Japan’s war dead to see whether Prime Minister Taro Aso visits on the date of Japan’s World War II defeat. Critics object, noting that the shrine's Shinto priests accepted the souls of 14 convicted war criminals.

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