The plaintiffs are nine relatives of now-deceased servicemen and civilian employees of the Imperial Japanese forces and a former civilian employee who is alive but enshrined
at the Shinto shrine as a ''spirit of war dead.
Shinto shrines offer religious services to please the enshrined
spirits with respect for their wishes, so it might be natural that worshippers at Yasukuni do not deny some matters related to World War II or what they call the Great East Asian War, he indicated.
The group thus demanded that their relatives' names be deleted from the list of those enshrined
at Yasukuni and from the set of state documents on the war dead which the government had provided to the shrine.
To make an official visit to the shrine while Class-A war criminals are enshrined
there (together with war dead) suggests approving of the war.
The emperor made this comment in reference to Yasukuni Shrine's decision in 1978 to add the Class-A war criminals to the list of the war dead enshrined
at the Shinto sanctuary.
The new logo, which features a fiery star bursting from a "music grill," was designed by award-winning graphic artist Adrian Weiss, some of whose work has been enshrined
in the Smithsonian Institution.
Ichiro Ozawa, the Democratic Party of Japan's new leader, suggested Sunday Japan's prime minister, or even its emperor, could visit Tokyo's war-related Yasukuni Shrine if 14 Class-A war criminals are enshrined
separately from it.
include seven hanged war criminals.
The Web of Fame: No idea what this is, but Elway has been enshrined
With that, he became just the 14th manager enshrined
in the Hall of Fame.
Most of those enshrined
at Yasukuni were soldiers or civilian military employees.
LAWMAKERS in Sacramento are paying attention to an injustice that is now enshrined
in state law, and they appear serious about trying to end it.
Hideki Tojo, are enshrined
along with Japanese war dead.
Now they will be forever enshrined
with those who have achieved excellence in our office,'' said Mark McKinniss of the Bureau of Crime Prevention, which oversees the awards.
In a statement, the association known in Japanese as Jinja Honcho said it is possible for a new shrine to welcome a soul from another shrine at which the soul was initially enshrined
, but such ''separation'' brings about no changes in the nature of the soul and its worship.