Yasukuni End of War Celebrations at Yasukuni Shrine (17/77)

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Policemen in riot gear line up in a street near Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including  the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009
Policemen in riot gear line up in a street near Yasukuni Shrine. On August 15th every year people gather at Yasukuni Shrine to commemorate the end of the Pacific War. Notionally a call for remembrance and continued peace it is also a Mecca for right wing nationalist including the paramilitary Uyoku Dantai. Tokyo, Japan, August 15th 2009