Hisashi Hirai

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National / Politics Aug 5, 2006

Aug. 15 Yasukuni trip trumps all faux pas

China and South Korea are poised to vent their outrage if Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visits Yasukuni Shrine on Aug. 15. If Koizumi visits the Tokyo shrine, which is criticized for honoring Class-A war criminals along with the war dead, on the anniversary of the ...