Historical and Political Issues of East Asia Yasukuni Shrine There has been tension between japan and Korea over the issues they both went through in the past. Japan has criticized china for constructing a museum in honor of a Korean independence activist who killed a prominent japan political leader. A Korean by the name Ahn Jung-geun Korean exterminated Hirobumi Ito known to have held the Japanese Prime ministerial post for about four tenures (BBC News, 2014). The Japanese labeled him as a terrorist during the opening of the Chinese-Korean memorial hall where Ito’s assassination occurred. Contrary, both Korea and China regimes have praised Ahn contending his assassination as a brave one (BBC News, 2014).
Japan on the other hand used to force Korean women to work in their military comfort stations that served as brothels during the WW11 (Williamson, 2013). The Japanese regime had instituted orders meant for the elimination of the monuments in Korea as well as elsewhere that signified sexual enslavement (Williamson, 2013). The Korean government however rejected the demand because they wanted Japan to resolve the military comfort women issue by coming up with ways that can appease the victims (Williamson, 2013).
The visit of Abe to the monument brought tension more so from the Chinese regime who termed it as unacceptable. The visit was similar to a political as well as diplomatic tactic meant to mark a new future to Japan with the region. China had no objection if private citizens visited the monument but when a Japanese regime official came to the place, it turned out to be an issue considering the perception of Japan’s to nature of war as well as their then responsibility (Lee, 2014). The prime minister pledged enduring peace but the Chinese contended the venue was unacceptable to do that. Japan also set up a policy that would suit the victims of comfort women by setting up a restitution fund. They were also very rueful as well as contrite to the victims
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