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Yasukuni Shrine marks the 72nd anniversary of the end of the Pacific War

People line up in the rain to pay their respects to the war dead as Yasukuni shrine marks the 72nd anniversary of the end of the Pacific War. Yasukuni Shrine, Kudanshita, Tokyo Japan. Tuesday August 15th 2017. 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 goes almost unreported in the mainstream Japanese media.

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Yasukuni End of War Celebrations at Yasukuni Shrine, 2017 Yasukuni End of War celebrations
People line up in the rain to pay their respects to the war dead as Yasukuni shrine marks the 72nd anniversary of the end of the Pacific War. Yasukuni Shrine, Kudanshita, Tokyo Japan. Tuesday August 15th 2017. 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 goes almost unreported in the mainstream Japanese media.