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Yasukuni Shrine

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Yasukuni Shrine (Shinto Shrine)

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European far-right parties visit controversial Yasukuni Shrine

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Right wing parliamentarians visit Yasukuni shrine

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Japanese PM's war shrine visit angers China

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Veterans visit Yasukuni shrine on 65th anniversary of Japan's WWII surrender

The Imperial Shrine of Yasukuni, informally known as the Yasukuni Shrine , is a Shinto shrine located in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan. It was founded by Emperor Meiji in June 1869 and commemorates those who died in service of Japan from the Boshin War of 1868–1869 to the First Indochina War of 1946–1954. The shrine's purpose has been expanded over the years to include those who died in the wars involving Japan spanning from the entire Meiji and Taishō periods, and the lesser part of the Shōwa period.
  • History 

  • Enshrined deities 

  • Precinct 

  • List of priests 

  • Organization 

  • Cultural references to Yasukuni shrine