Being half Japanese, I feel ashamed of my government.
On December 26th 2013 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe decided it was an appropriate time to head down to Yasukuni Shrine to honour the war dead, (which includes Korean and Taiwanese soldiers I believe) which in itself is not an offensive gesture. Many countries around the world remember the innocent civilians who died in war. The problem, however, stems from the fact that the Yasukuni also enshrines hundreds of convicted WWII criminals including 14 so called Class-A war criminals. Among them names such as wartime general Hideki Tojo. Continue reading