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Yasukuni Shrine

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Yasukuni Japanese Tank
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This shrine was founded by Emperor Meiji in 1869. Located very near the Imperial Palace, its main intended function was to commemorate the spirits of those who had died fighting for the Japan’s Empire (the period from 1868 to the end of the Pacific War).

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