What is really said at the Yasukuni-Jinja Museum, Yusukan
Sanne van Oosten & Davey Meelker
While visiting the Yasukuni-Jinja Museum we took many pictures of the outrageous captions that were used to frame the atrocities that had taken place during Japanese occupation across Asia. We have quoted many of the signs here but you can also take a firsthand look at the information that is being displayed. Sometimes a picture says more than a thousand words, and we think that this is one of those times.
When will the Japanese ever apologize (like Germany did, read more about the difference between Japan and Germany here) and stop claiming they are the moral victors of the war? Through constantly denying what really happened and/or showing any kind of remorse they aren’t only complicating the already sore relations with their Asian neighbors, they are also denying recognition to so many victims that are still suffering the consequences of the war. Like so many other countries, it seems like Japan is too proud to say a simple sorry.