TOKYO (AP) – A group of about 100 Japanese lawmakers prayed at a Tokyo shrine seen by China and North Korea as a symbol of Japan’s wartime aggression. Their visit to the Yasukuni Shrine occurred 80 years after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Many of the lawmakers, including nine deputy ministers in the Cabinet, are members of the conservative ruling party. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, brought the United States into World War II. In Japan, that date is December 8. Victims of Japanese aggression in the first half of the 20th century, especially the Chinese and Koreans, see the Yasukuni Shrine as a symbol of militarism. Japan because it honors those who died in war, including convicted war criminals.
https://kesq.com/news/ap-national-news/2021/12/06/about-100-japanese-lawmakers-visit-controversial-shrine/ About 100 Japanese legislators visit the controversial shrine