TOKYO: An explosion on Monday damaged a public restroom at Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni shrine, which honours Japanese war dead, said police, who suspect foul play. No one was injured.
Yasukuni, which enshrines 2.5 million of Japanese war dead, including executed war criminals, has been the target of criticism from China and South Korea, which suffered Japan's World War II atrocities and aggression.
Tokyo police said in a statement that they received a call about an explosion and smoke at Yasukuni. Fire fighters were also called to the scene and found the ceiling and walls of the restroom had been damaged, said an official at the Tokyo Fire Department who spoke on condition of anonymity. But the fire was out by the time they arrived.
It was unclear what caused the explosion. Police and fire department officials declined to elaborate.
Mahendra Kumar Nayak
Japan has right to have its war memorial whatever way they like. Why other countries should object.
For the first time, in a long while, there has been a blast which has not been blamed on the misguided followers of the Religion of Peace, and one where no terror outfit has taken responsibility for!
Why China and S. Korea has problem with Japanease war dead shrine? China too is known for atrocities!!
Japanese rulers made many people torture and killed millions
Yasukini Shrine is a place to b worshiped where 2.5 Million patriots lay in rest
why China and South Korea are intolerant in this. See Japanese point of view, they have a shrine for their hero's where as others have only memorials for their hero's.