Japan Nationalism

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A nationalist man holds the Japanese flag next to a poster reading "The spirit of the samurai that changed the world/Don't forget the Greater Asia War!" outside Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan on 15 Aug. 2008. Wartime prime minister Hideki Tojo - who ordered the attack on Peal Harbor and was charged and hanged as a war criminal after World War II, is enshrined inside the controversial Yasukuni Shrine together with 13 other convicted war criminals, a fact that still angers citizens in China and South Korea, both of which fell vicim to Japan's wartime activities. Aug 15. is the anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II and 100s of thousands of pilgrims from around the country visit the shrine...Photographer: Robert Gilhooly