We needed to see it for ourselves.
Today, George Soros, a few others, and I visited Yasukuni Shrine — both the war memorial and the adjacent museum.
The museum seemed to me to be a spectacularly done exercise in historical denial about the matters that led up to World War II — and to Japan’s conduct during that war. What is presented is a heavily loaded version of history that casts Japan as a hapless victim.
More on Yasukuni and the controversies it represents in Asia another time.
I just wanted to let folks know that Soros felt it important to get a sense of the shrine and treatment of history — and he publicly acknowledged his visit in interviews today.
— Steve Clemons