China “strongly opposes” Yasukuni Kishida’s tribute to Japan
The Chinese government also expressed strong regret that Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida paid tribute to Yasukuni shrine, where Class A war criminals of the Pacific War were enshrined.
Asked about Prime Minister Kishida’s position on the tribute at a regular briefing on the 17th, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Won-bin said, “China firmly opposes Japan’s negative move on Yasukuni shrine.”
He added, “We have already raised strict negotiations with Japan.”
China uses the expression “filed strict negotiations” when protesting on a specific issue through diplomatic channels.
“We urge Japan to face up to its history of aggression, reflect on itself, and cut off its militarism,” Wang said. “Actual action should earn the credit of Asia’s neighbors and the international community.”
Prime Minister Kishida presented a tribute called “Masakaki” in Yasukuni shrine, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, under the name of “Fumio Kishida, Prime Minister” to mark the autumn ceremony, which began on the 17th.
Sanae Takaiichi, Japan’s economic and security minister, visited Yasukuni shrine on the same day and paid a visit.
This is the fourth time that Prime Minister Kishida has paid tribute to Yasukuni shrine since taking office as prime minister. 부산출장마사지
The South Korean government also said, “We express deep disappointment and regret that Japan’s responsible leaders once again paid tribute or worship to Yasukuni shrine, which glorified Japan’s past invasion war and combined war criminals.”