• Kyodo


Yasukuni Shrine, built to honor the war dead, has rejected a request to enshrine a coast guard officer killed while on a minesweeping operation off the coast of North Korea during the Korean War.

The request was filed by Toichi Nakatani, 79, a company executive from Osaka who lost his younger brother, Sakataro, in October 1950 when he was 21.

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