South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on the 13th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Asia-Pacific Bureau Director Lee Sang-li summoned the Japanese Embassy in South Korea that afternoon, the omnibus minister Xionggu, to protest against The Japanese Defense Minister Shinko Ono’s visit to the Yasukuni Shrine.
According to Yonhap reported on the 13th, Li Sang-li said that the visit of The shore to glorify the crime of colonial plunder and aggression, the placement of war criminals Yasukuni Shrine, people are angry. Li said the move undermined mutual trust between the two countries and urged Japan’s political leaders to take concrete action to show a positive and reflective attitude toward history. Xionggu’s response will convey South Korea’s position to the Japanese government.
Japan’s Defense Minister Shinto Ono visited the Yasukuni Shrine that afternoon, Kyodo News reported Wednesday. It was the first time a serving defence minister had visited the country since December 2016. Asked if the move could provoke protests from China and South Korea, Mr Kwong stressed: “It is only natural to show reverence for the spirit in their respective countries.” Reported that in 2016 rice paddies visit, China and South Korea respectively to the Japanese government to protest.
Reported that Mr. Yan is the brother of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. On August 13, 2020, Mr. Onshore, who is not yet defense minister, visited the Yasukuni Shrine. In September 2020, after becoming defense minister, Mr. Yan repeatedly expressed concern about the East and South China Sea issues and called on Japan to maintain a strict stance.
According to previous reports, Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said in response to a reporter’s question on Japan’s Defense Minister’s visit to Yasukuni Shrine on the 13th that China expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm opposition to the Japanese Defense Minister’s visit to Yasukuni Shrine and made solemn representations to Japan.