Japan’s Suga pledges not to wage war again as ministers visit controversial shrine

TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan will never wage war again, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga pledged on Sunday, as he commemorated the end of World War Two while members of his cabinet visited a shrine seen by critics as a symbol of the country’s past militarism. Nearly eight decades since the end of the war, the conflict remains a source of tension between Japan and its neighbours, particularly China and North and South Korea, with the Yasukuni shrine in central Tokyo a focal point for the strain. “Since the end of the war, Japan has consistently walked the path of a country that values peace,” Suga said in a speech at a memorial ceremony in Tokyo.


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