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Men dressed in Japanese Imperial Army uniforms bow at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo Monday on the anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II.

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These clowns again. Shouldn't they be on their hands and knees in surrender in front of an American?

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Embarassingly unfit cosplayers... if the IJA really did look like them, no wonder they lost! Enjoy Surrender Day, fellas!

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Ah, silly season. Let's them have their day out. I hope nobody blows the bog up today because they'll need a place to change. They don't get on the train dressed like that, do they?

4 ( +4 / -0 )

They manage to make Japan look pathetic and dangerous at the same time. Just leave the fancy dress at home, lads.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

Decades ago I visited Yasukuni Shrine on surrender day. Back then, there were hoards of old veterans who had actually fought in the war dressed like these nationalistic cosplayers. It was an extremely creepy circus of uyoku ultra-nationalists, but interesting at the same time.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

This should be illegal. This is like celebrating the millions who died in Asia at the hands of the IJA

3 ( +5 / -2 )

Cosplay for the elderly.

4 ( +6 / -2 )

This should be illegal. This is equivalent to wearing a Nazi uniform during WWII anniversary.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

I say let them go. It's part of Japan's history even if it is bad.

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Japan is a free country. You are allowed to display your ideas or feelings in a non violent manner just like in the United States. So as long as no one is being hurt they are allowed to dress up in anachronistic military uniforms.

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Going to get slaughtered but i have to say the uniform aspect doesn't shock me. It's possible that some of these guys want to remember J soldiers who defended the homeland AND repent at the same time. I don't necessarily see that as an act of bravado/arrogance especially on surrender day. I give them the benefit of the doubt.

Would I do the same, nope but we all have a different connection with our country's history and also a different way to express, or not, our respect/love or indifference.

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Those guys look younger than 70 so not sure why they need to dress in military fatigues. Maybe they have toy soldier sets at home too. Could kind of understand a 90 year-old with dementia dressing up like this but people really need to move on.

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Yasukuni Shrine is a weird place and lots of weirdos gather there.

I feel sorry for the Japanese.

Instead of making a solemn and moving memorial to their war dead, they've made a circus full of clowns.

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