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Monday, April 10, 2006

Koizumi Bends Over for the Right Wing of His Party AGAIN...

In the face of the opposition saying they would push for the removal of class A war criminals from Yasukuni, Koizumi responded with the following:

Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi on Monday dismissed the possibility of the government asking Yasukuni Shrine to separate Class-A war criminals from the war dead honored at the shrine, dismissing a suggestion by opposition leader Ichiro Ozawa.

"It is not a matter for the government to say something," Koizumi told reporters at his official residence.
It might not be a matter for the government, but it is something he could personally express his opinion on. Let's remember, he never visted the shrine until he became PM! For him, it is purely political.

UPDATE: Japundit's JP writes about this and links to a much better article than I did.