Japan arrests SKorean man over war shrine explosion


TOKYO: Japanese police on Wednesday arrested a South Korean in connection with a small explosion that struck the controversial Yasukuni war shrine in Tokyo last month, according to reports. The 27-year-old man returned to Tokyo from South Korea on Wednesday and was arrested by Tokyo Metropolitan Police, according to several reports, including from national broadcaster NHK and Jiji Press. Visits to the shrine by senior Japanese politicians routinely draw an angry reaction from China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Tokyo’s militaristic past. During the November 23 incident, in which no one was hurt, a loud bang was heard and smoke was seen rising from a public bathroom on the shrine’s leafy grounds.



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