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74th anniversary of Japan's WWII surrender

Charly Triballeau, AFP

Posted at Aug 15 2019 03:53 PM

74th anniversary of Japan's WWII surrender

A visitor to the Yasakuni shrine in Tokyo carries the Japanese flag on Thursday, the 74th anniversary of Japan’s surrender in World War II. The controversial shrine honors 2.5 million war dead but also top World War II criminals and has frequently been a source of sour relations with countries that bore the brunt of Japan's aggression.