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Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead

He sent his soul.

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To assuage his 'guilt' at not visiting the war criminals, whom he does not think were criminals, along with the rest of the souls of the dead. When he makes this donation, especially when it comes on the heels of him announcing to the world he won't visit, it really makes the former ring hollow.

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whom he does not think were criminals

mind reading again?

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Their country, their choice to visit or not.

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Be bold , cast off all fear of criticism from any country.All Japanese should visit YASUKUNI as and when they desire to offer prayers.The more you bother about others , the more they will come on your nerves. So ignore them completely on this issue.

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oldman_13 & B.I.Sharma - totally agreed. finally some people talked sense.

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Whom he does not think were criminals

Just a user: mind reading again?

What, it isn't obvious to you? Then you're one of a TINY, willfully blind minority. Or one of the bigger weeaboo minority that will excuse anything Japan does, just because it's Japan.

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Is that what he's calling his wife these days?

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Just curious but what would be a typical ritual offering?

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Separate the graves. It is often done here for real estate reasons. Then put the CCTV cameras on the people who visit war criminals. People dying for their country deserve some form of respect, but imagine if it was Adof Hitlers grave? Could you visit his memorial and sieg hiel?

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Separate the graves.

There are no graves, no bodies.

The shrine authorities say that once a spirit is enshrined, it cannot be removed ; it would be like trying to remove a single, specific drop of water from a lake.

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@Harry

A sprig of the sacred masakaki (真榊) tree.

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Just curious but what would be a typical ritual offering?

Cash offering of Yen 30,000 (less than US$300) i guess, this is what former PM Koizumi used to offer.

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There are no graves, no bodies.

So why does the US et al let this slide but frown if someone did the same thing in Germany for some nazi 'souls'?

The hypocrisy is rancid!!

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Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni Shrine for war dead

Without going there himself.

Interesting!

The "war dead" of course includes Abe's grandfather who managed to worm out of punishment after WWII with some nefarious and secret deal with the US.

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Sir Yasukuni shrine is no ones business ;but japans, it is a shrine to the fallen and its is vacuos to complain about the shrine;;;the war is long over !!!! m

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