Bruce Meyer-Kenny

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A vistor to Yasukuni shrine buys a 'hamaya' arrow to ward off misfortune and bring good luck for the coming year during New Year celebrations at Yasukuni shrine. Jan 2 2007...Established in 1869 by the Meiji Emperor to commerate those who died in the Boshin War. The shrine now houses the souls or 'kami' of Japan's war dead including 14 A-class war criminals who were interned among the 2.5 million war dead in 1978. Visits to the shrine by Japanese Prime Ministers create tensions with Japan's Asian neighbors. (Photo by Bruce Meyer/2.0 Images).........