The Yasukuni Shrine specifically honors the “spirits” of Japanese war dead. Visits by Japanese prime ministers to the shrine have stirred domestic anger and triggered numerous diplomatic disputes. This article focuses on the role of Japanese rightists in the disputes and describes an aspect of identity politics in Japan.
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Research Article| April 01 2005
The Yasukuni Shrine Dispute and the Politics of Identity in Japan: Why All the Fuss?
Asian Survey (2005) 45 (2): 197–215.
Daiki Shibuichi; The Yasukuni Shrine Dispute and the Politics of Identity in Japan: Why All the Fuss?. Asian Survey 1 April 2005; 45 (2): 197–215. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/as.2005.45.2.197
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