Letter of Protest against Cabinet Members’ visit to Yasukuni Shrine

On 15th August, the anniversary day for the end of the World War II in Japan,
three cabinet minister officially visited the controversial Yasukuni
Shrine, which had once been a spiritual pillar of Japan’s militarism
and its invasion to Asia.
Moreover, Prime Minister Abe sent his special aide to make a donation
to the shrine under the name of “Liberal Democratic Party Leader”.
The prime minister also omitted any mention about the damages caused on
the Asian countries by the Japanese military, or Japan’s regret about
the aggression, or the “pledge not to engage in war again” in his
speech in a national memorial service.
We, the YWCA of Japan, strongly protest against these moves.

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YWCA(ワイ・ダブリュ・シー・エー/Young Women's Christian Association)は、キリスト教を基盤に、世界中の女性が言語や文化の壁を越えて力を合わせ、女性の社会参画を進め、人権や健康や環境が守られる平和な世界を実現する国際NGOです。

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