Yasukuni Jinja

靖国神社 [やすくにじんじゃ] – Yasukuni Shrine

靖 [セイ・やす]  – peaceful

国 [コク・くに] – country

神 [シン・かみ] – god(s)

社 [シャ・やしろ] – shrine

靖国神社 is a famous shrine in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (東京都千代田区) that is dedicated to the spirits of Japanese soldiers who have been martyred.  International controversy has resulted from visits by Japanese politicians to the shrine due to the presence of war criminals who have been enshrined there.

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