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Friday, July 08, 2005

Yasukuni Needed to Win Next War!

Or something like that.
An opposition Democratic Party of Japan lawmaker, Shingo Nishimura, said Thursday Japan is likely to have to wage a war in the near future and should not forget the existence of Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni Shrine to win it.

Japan "should not pledge not to fight a war," the House of Representatives member said.

"In the near future, our country may have to accept a war, maybe on the East China Sea or the Taiwan Strait," Nishimura said.

"We have to win that time, and to do so we must not forget about Yasukuni," he said.

First time I've ever heard of a shrine winning a war...