2024.04.21 23:26Nation

靖国例大祭、岸田首相が真榊奉納 新藤経済再生相は参拝


2024.04.21 23:26Nation

Kishida Makes Ritual Offering at Yasukuni Shrine

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida made a ritual "masakaki" tree offering at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo on Sunday, when the war-related Shinto shrine's three-day spring festival began.
   During the festival, Kishida is unlikely to visit the shrine, which is regarded by neighboring countries as a symbol of Japan's past militarism as it honors Class-A war criminals along with the war dead.
   Among his cabinet ministers, economic revitalization minister Yoshitaka Shindo visited the shrine on Sunday.
   Since taking office in October 2021, Kishida has made masakaki offerings for the shrine's spring and autumn festivals and "tamagushi" ritual offerings at the shrine on the Aug. 15 anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II.