De­fense min­is­ter vis­its Tokyo war shrine af­ter Pearl Har­bor

The Washington Times Daily - - WORLD -

TOKYO | Ja­pan De­fense Min­is­ter To­momi Inada, just back from Pearl Har­bor, on Thurs­day vis­ited a Tokyo shrine that hon­ors Ja­pan’s war dead, in­clud­ing con­victed war crim­i­nals.

The visit, and one by an­other Cabi­net min­is­ter the day be­fore, drew re­bukes from neigh­bor­ing South Korea and China.

Ms. Inada ac­com­pa­nied Prime Min­is­ter Shinzo Abe dur­ing his visit this week to Hawaii’s Pearl Har­bor, where he of­fered condolences to those who died in the Ja­panese attack there in 1941.

Ja­pan’s Asian neigh­bors har­bor bit­ter mem­o­ries of the coun­try’s atroc­i­ties be­fore and dur­ing World War II, when it col­o­nized or in­vaded much of the re­gion.

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