• The Japanese Prime Minister's Visits to the Yasukuni Shrine Analyzed under Articles 20 and 89 of the Japanese Constitution

    Author(s):
    Frank Ravitch
    Date:
    2014
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    MSU Law Faculty Repository
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    Article
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    https://doi.org/10.17613/tq9t-c297
    Abstract:
    For those familiar with Japan, the simple mention of the Yasukuni Shrine raises the specter of controversy. The Shrine is an edifice of the Meiji Era that sprung from humble and innocent beginnings into the site of international controversy. The shrine was originally created in 1869, to commemorate government soldiers killed in the Boshin war, considered a civil war of independence between the Shogunate and Emperor Meiji, and it was renamed as the Yasukuni Shrine in 1879.1 It has grown into a symbol of Japanese nationalism, militarism, and historical revisionism, which is controversial to the pacifist culture in Japan and to China, Korea and Taiwan.2
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