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2017 Yasukuni End of War celebrations (27 images)

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The 72nd Anniversary of the end of the Pacific was marked at Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine on August 15th.Nominally a event to honour Japan's war dead and call for continued peace, this annual gathering at Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shine also allows many Japanese nationalists to display their nostalgia for their Imperial past.Rightwing paramilitary groups, Imperial cos-players, politicians and many ordinary citizens come together at the shrine to march and wave flags. The day...
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