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Yasukuni End of War Celebrations at Yasukuni Shrine(50 images)

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The Pacific war with Japan finished on August 15th 1945. This event is celebrated on that day every year in Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine. Located in central Tokyo's Chiyoda ward this shrine is a private entity and not state funded. This allows it to honour the dead of Japan's wars, including 14 Class A war criminals whose spirits were enshrined there in 1978. There enshrinement has...
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  • An old man looks at a Mitsubishi Zero fighter aeroplane in the museum at 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
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  • Right wing activists battle with police in riot gear outside 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
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  • Police in riot gear outside 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
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  • Right wing nationalist clash with peace protesters and riot police outside 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
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  • Right wing nationalist clash with peace protesters and riot police outside 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
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  • An older Japanese man holding a battle flag during the commemoration of the end of the Pacific war at Yasukuni Shrine, Kudanshita, Tokyo, Japan. August 15th 2010
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  • People dressed in pacific War era navy  uniforms during the commemoration of the end of the Pacific war at Yasukuni Shrine, Kudanshita, Tokyo, Japan. August 15th 2010
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  • People dressed in pacific War era military uniforms parade carrying flags and replica weapons during the commemoration of the end of the Pacific war at Yasukuni Shrine, Kudanshita, Tokyo, Japan. August 15th 2010
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  • People dressed in pacific War era military uniforms parade carrying flags and replica weapons during the commemoration of the end of the Pacific war at Yasukuni Shrine, Kudanshita, Tokyo, Japan. August 15th 2010
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  • Japanese police in riot gear guard right wingers marching during the commemoration of the end of the Pacific war at Yasukuni Shrine, Kudanshita, Tokyo, Japan. August 15th 2010
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  • Japanese police in riot gear guard right wingers protesting against a left wing march during the commemoration of the end of the Pacific war at Yasukuni Shrine, Kudanshita, Tokyo, Japan. August 15th 2010
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  • Japanese police in riot gear guard right wing Uyoku dantai nationalists protesting against a left wing march during the commemoration of the end of the Pacific war at Yasukuni Shrine, Kudanshita, Tokyo, Japan. August 15th 2010
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  • Old men in imperial army and navy uniforms march through the grounds of the  controversial Yasukuni Shrine during the celebrations of the end of the Pacific War. This shrine houses the spirits of Japan's war dead, including 14 Class A war criminals,and is a source of tension for Japanese neighbors, especially China and Korea who suffered badly at the hands of the Japanese Imperial forces before and during World War 2. Yasukuni Ginja Tokyo, Japan August 15th 2007
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  • Old men in imperial army and navy uniforms march through the grounds of the  controversial Yasukuni Shrine during the celebration of the end of the Pacific War. This shrine houses the spirits of Japan's war dead, including 14 Class A war criminals,and is a source of tension for Japanese neighbors, especially China and Korea who suffered badly at the hands of the Japanese Imperial forces before and during World War 2. Yasukuni Ginja Tokyo, Japan August 15th 2007
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  • An old man in imperial navy uniform marches in front of the entrance gate to the  controversial Yasukuni Shrine carying a large old style Japanese flag during the celebrations of the end of the Pacific War. This shrine houses the spirits of Japan's war dead, including 14 Class A war criminals,and is a source of tension for Japanese neighbors, especially China and Korea who suffered badly at the hands of the Japanese Imperial forces before and during World War 2. Yasukuni Ginja Tokyo, Japan August 15th 2007
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  • A right winger in nazi uniform holds a sign proclaiming brotherhood with the Wehrmacht and Waffen SS soldiers at the commemorations of the end of the Pacific War on August 15th at Tokyo controversial yasukuni shrine. Tokyo, Japan, Monday August 15th 2011
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  • A right-winger protests the Chinese claim on sovereignty of the Senkaku islands  known as the Diaoyu Islands or Diaoyutai Islands in China, at the commemorations of the end of the Pacific War on August 15th at Tokyo controversial yasukuni shrine. Tokyo, Japan, Monday August 15th 2011
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  • Right wingers sign petitions at the commemorations of the end of the Pacific War on August 15th at Tokyo controversial yasukuni shrine. Tokyo, Japan, Monday August 15th 2011
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  • Toshio Tamagami is greated by right wingers at the commemorations of the end of the Pacific War on August 15th at Tokyo controversial Yasukuni shrine. Tokyo, Japan, Monday August 15th 2011 tamogami San is a former Japan Air-Self Defense Force chief of staff who was fired in 2008 after publishing an essay in which he expressed revisionist views of Japan's war-time aggression.
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  • Toshio Tamagami is greated by right wingers at the commemorations of the end of the Pacific War on August 15th at Tokyo controversial Yasukuni shrine. Tokyo, Japan, Monday August 15th 2011 tamogami San is a former Japan Air-Self Defense Force chief of staff who was fired in 2008 after publishing an essay in which he expressed revisionist views of Japan's war-time aggression.
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  • Right wingers in Imperial era military uniforms parade at the commemorations of the end of the Pacific War on August 15th at Tokyo controversial yasukuni shrine. Tokyo, Japan, Monday August 15th 2011
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  • Right wingers in Imperial era military uniforms parade at the commemorations of the end of the Pacific War on August 15th at Tokyo controversial yasukuni shrine. Tokyo, Japan, Monday August 15th 2011
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  • Right wingers in Imperial era military uniforms parade at the commemorations of the end of the Pacific War on August 15th at Tokyo controversial yasukuni shrine. Tokyo, Japan, Monday August 15th 2011
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  • Right wingers in Imperial era military uniforms parade at the commemorations of the end of the Pacific War on August 15th at Tokyo controversial yasukuni shrine. Tokyo, Japan, Monday August 15th 2011
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  • Right wingers in Imperial era military uniforms parade at the commemorations of the end of the Pacific War on August 15th at Tokyo controversial yasukuni shrine. Tokyo, Japan, Monday August 15th 2011
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