2021.04.21 11:30Nation

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2021.04.21 11:30Nation

Suga Makes "Masakaki" Ritual Offering at Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga made a ritual offering of a "masakaki" tree stand to war-related Yasukuni Shrine on Wednesday, when the shrine's two-day spring festival began.
   He plans not to pay a visit to the Shinto shrine in Tokyo during the festival.
   Health minister Norihisa Tamura and Shinji Inoue, science and technology policy minister, also offered masakaki tree stands.
   Yasukuni Shrine honors Class-A World War II criminals along with the war dead and is regarded as a symbol of Japan's past militarism in China, South Korea and elsewhere.
   In December 2013, then Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe paid a visit to the shrine. Since then, no incumbent prime minister has visited the shrine, reflecting consideration given to sensitivities in China and South Korea.