Protest Against Prime Minister’s Yasukuni War-Shrine Visit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Yasukuni War-Shrine on December 26th,
2013, the first anniversary of the formation of Abe Cabinet.
As Yasukuni Shrine is a symbol of militarism, and regarding Abe
cabinet’s aggressive move towards Japan’s militarization, YWCA of Japan
has sent its protest note to Prime Minister Abe on December 26th, 2013.

Read the note



YWCA(Young Women’s Christian Association)is an international NGO where, upon a Christian foundation, women from around the world exceed the barriers of language and cultures and work together to encourage women’s participation in society and to realize a peaceful world where human rights, health and environment is protected. The movement began in Great Britain in 1855, and nowadays, it works in more than 100 countries throughout the world. The YWCA of Japan works with 24 local YWCAs and 37 junior and senior high-school YWCAs, and holds ESOSOC consultative status since 2019.