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Cool Sites : Yasukuni Jinja (Shrine)

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 Posted: 07:04 PM JST

China and Japan are fighting an increasingly bitter war of words over Prime Minister Koizumi's visits to Yasukuni Jinja. Some sites with background information about Yasukuni Jinja, the Tokyo Trials and Japan's war apologies:

Center for Research and Documentation on Japan's War Responsibility (JWRC) (ENG JPN)

Memories of War
The Second World War and Japanese historical memory in comparative perspective. Edited by Takashi Inoguchi and Lyn Jackson. Recommended. (ENG)

Tokyo Trials
To What Extent Did Victors Vengeance Influence the Tokyo Trials? A thought provoking article by Neil McDonald. (ENG)

Tokyo War Crimes Trials
All Japanese Class A war criminals were tried by the International Military Tribunal for the Far East (IMTFE) in Tokyo. This article features a summary of convicted Class A war criminals. (ENG)

Key Facts of Yasukuni Shrine
An extended list of the key facts of Yasukuni Shrine. Recommended.

Encyclopedia: Yasukuni Shrine
Excellent summary of the Yasukuni shrine visit controversy. Highly recommended. (ENG)

Factbites: Yasukuni Shrine
Excellent list of links to sites about Yasukuni Shrine. (ENG)

Issue of Yasukuni Shrine, The
Translated article by Ryuji Watanabe on the site of the Association for the Advancement of Liberalist View of History. It expresses some extreme views. (ENG)

Yasukuni Shrine
The official site of Yasukuni Shrine. (ENG JPN)

Shortlist of War Apologies by Japan
A list of war apologies by Japanese leaders. (ENG)

Find more sites related to Japan at Japan Links.

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