Beijing announced that it opposes Japanese officials’ visiting the infamous Yasukuni Shrine on the anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II.
China says it glorifies Japan’s history of aggression, but Japan has justified the visit as a way to honor those who died for the country during the war.
Among those enshrined there are 14 class-A war criminals. This includes the officer who ordered the attack on Pearl Harbor, and the commander of the invasion of China.
Japan has faced much criticism over how it has depicted its role in WWII.
China’s Foreign Ministry called on Japan to face up to and reflect on its past of aggression.
CCTV America’s Frances Kuo reports.
China, South Korea condemn Japanese officials' visit to WWII shrineBeijing announced that it opposes Japanese officials' visiting the infamous Yasukuni Shrine on the anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II.
For more on this controversy, Wang Yiwei, an associate professor at Fudan University, joined CCTV America from Beijing.