Citizens have banded together to arrange five days of demonstrations and forums in Tokyo in August to oppose Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi’s contentious visits to Tokyo’s war-linked Yasukuni Shrine.

The events will run from Aug. 11 through 15, the anniversary of the end of World War II, under the banner “The Light of Peace to the Darkness of Yasukuni: A Candlelight Action,” representatives of the group told a news conference Thursday.

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