Asia Pacific Analysis: Abe draws ire even as he avoids war shrine on WWII anniversary (+video)

The prime minister marked Japan's surrender by attending an event at a sports stadium. But other politicians did go to Yasukuni, sparking sharp commentary from China and South Korea.

By , Staff writer

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Japan’s atrocities in Asia from 1933 to 1945 as it unleashed modern warfare and a racist colonial aggression were horrific and well documented. The Japanese killed a lot of people during World War II in the name of being superior to them.