News Yasukuni head priest resigns over criticism of emperor

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  1. thomas

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    I have always thought the emperor was beyond reproach, but it seems the Japanese right is showing their true colours: the head priest of the controversial Yasukuni shrine stepped down after his criticism of Emperor Akihito was leaked. Newspapers seem to have reported this issue, I haven't seen anything related on TV.

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    Yasukuni chief priest resigns over criticism of Emperor Akihito

    Yasukuni chief priest resigns over criticism of Emperor Akihito:The Asahi Shimbun

    Yasukuni Shrine’s chief priest forced to quit after criticizing Emperor for not visiting war-linked shrine

    Yasukuni Shrine's chief priest forced to quit after criticizing Emperor for not visiting war-linked shrine | The Japan Times


    More on Yasukuni:

    Controversies surrounding Yasukuni Shrine - Wikipedia
    Yasukuni and the Enshrinement of War Criminals | Nippon.com
     
  2. I support the remarks of this Yasukuni Shrine's chief priest.
     
  3. joadbres

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    All of it, or certain parts?

    Do you understand why Yasukuni Shrine is controversial?
     
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