Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering Wednesday to Yasukuni Shrine, viewed as a symbol of Japan’s wartime militarism by neighboring countries, on the first day of its four-day autumn festival.
Abe, who is on a foreign trip to attend a meeting of Asian and European leaders, was unable to pay tribute to the Tokyo shrine in person, although he has refrained from doing so since his last visit to Yasukuni in late 2013.
Unable to view this article?
This could be due to a conflict with your ad-blocking or security software.
Please add japantimes.co.jp and piano.io to your list of allowed sites.
If this does not resolve the issue or you are unable to add the domains to your allowlist, please see out this support page.
We humbly apologize for the inconvenience.