Japan shrine still a flashpoint 68 years after war
China, South Korea take issue with officials’ honoring anniversary of World War II
By: Associated Press - Texarkana Gazette
Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko bow deeply before the main altar decorated with a huge bank of chrysanthemums to offer prayers for those who died in war during a national memorial ceremony Thursday at Budokan Martial Arts Hall in Tokyo. Japan marked the 68th anniversary of its surr...
TOKYO—In the steamy heat of mid-August, the tranquil, cherry tree-shaded grounds of Yasukuni Shrine in the heart of Tokyo seem an unlikely hotbed of provocation.