• Kyodo


Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s visits to Tokyo’s war-related Yasukuni Shrine were “official” acts and “religious activities” that violated the separation of state and religion under Article 20 of the Constitution, the Osaka High Court ruled Friday.

The ruling is a flip-flop from Thursday’s Tokyo High Court decision in a similar suit.

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