The Japanese prime minister offered sacrifices to the Yasukuni Shrine. South Korea responded: deep regret!
Beijing, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) according to South Korean media reports, the South Korean government responded that it was deeply regretted that Japanese Prime Minister Wenxiong Kishida offered sacrifices to the Yasukuni shrine on the 17th and former Prime Minister Kan Yiwei visited the shrine in person
it is reported that the South Korean government commented in the name of the spokesman of the Ministry of foreign affairs that the South Korean side is deeply disappointed and regretted that the Japanese leadership once again visited the Yasukuni Shrine, which beautifies the war of aggression and war criminals, and offered sacrifices
the statement also urged Japan to take the establishment of the new cabinet as an opportunity to face history and take practical actions to reflect on historical issues with an open mind
the 17th to 18th are the “Autumn Festival” at the Yasukuni Shrine in Japan. Early that morning, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, in the name of prime minister, offered a sacrifice called “Zhenyu” to the Yasukuni Shrine
then, Kan Yiwei, who had left office for only 13 days, appeared at the Yasukuni shrine at about 11:00 local time. He also stressed that “it is the position of the former Prime Minister” to pay a visit