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Япония никогда не будет воевать

 

В речи премьера упомянут "огромный ущерб и страдания, причиненные японской армией колонизированным ею азиатским странам" и выражено "осознание и глубокое сожаление по этому поводу". Коидзуми вновь повторит слова о намерении Японии "никогда не становиться возбудителем войны", об "отсутствии у нее намерений возрождать милитаристское государство" и о проведении в отношении других стран исключительно политики мирного сотрудничества.

 

ТОКИО, 15 авг РИА "Новости", Андрей Фесюн. В полдень в токийском зале "Будокан" состоится торжественное мероприятие по поводу 60-летия окончания войны, на которой после Национальной Минуты Молчания выступит император Акихито. Ровно 60 лет назад бывший император Хирохито, выступив по радио, сообщил о безоговорочной капитуляции страны перед войсками членов антигитлеровской коалиции.

Как сообщили источники в администрации премьер-министра Дзюнъитиро Коидзуми, на утреннем заседании кабинета министров будет проведен "ретроспективный анализ" причин и последствий участия Японии в военных действиях, а также о будущем развитии страны как "исключительно мирного государства".

 

В речи премьера будет упомянут "огромный ущерб и страдания, причиненные японской армией колонизированным ею азиатским странам" и выражено "осознание и глубокое сожаление по этому поводу". Коидзуми вновь повторит слова о намерении Японии "никогда не становиться возбудителем войны", об "отсутствии у нее намерений возрождать милитаристское государство" и о проведении в отношении других стран исключительно политики мирного сотрудничества.

 

В токийском зале "Будокан" состоится торжественное мероприятие, на котором после минуты молчания выступит император Акихито. Пока неизвестно, посетит ли премьер для поклонения токийский храм Ясукуни, где, как считается, покоятся души более двух с половиной миллионов военных и гражданских лиц, "павших за императора и великую Японию", среди которых числятся четырнадцать военных преступников, казненных по приговору Токийского трибунала от 1948 года.

 

Подобные посещения расцениваются Китаем, Южной Кореей и другими дальневосточными странами, пострадавшими от японской агрессии во время Второй мировой войны, как приверженность нынешнего японского руководства своему милитаристскому прошлому. О намерении прийти в Ясукуни в понедельник сообщили два члена кабинета Коидзуми. Накануне в храм для поклонения приезжал министр экономики, торговли и промышленности Японии Сеити Накагава.

 

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Visitors leave the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo after offering evening prayers for war dead August 13, 2005, two days before the 60th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has a reputation for taking risks, but analysts say it's unlikely that he will visit a Tokyo shrine for war dead on Monday's anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two for fear of dividing voters ahead of next month's general election. REUTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

photoPeople visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo to offer prayers for war dead August 14, 2005, the eve of the 60th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was unlikely to risk outraging Asian neighbours and alienating domestic voters by visiting a shrine for war dead on the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, colleagues said on Sunday. Speculation persisted, however, that the unpredictable premier might yet decide to pay respects at Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine on Monday, the 60th anniversary of the surrender. REUTERS

 

 

 

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Doors with chrysanthemum seals at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo are closed on the eve of the 60th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two August 14, 2005. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was unlikely to risk outraging Asian neighbours and alienating domestic voters by visiting a shrine for war dead on the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, colleagues said on Sunday. Speculation persisted, however, that the unpredictable premier might yet decide to pay respects at Tokyo's Yasukuni shrine on Monday, the 60th anniversary of the surrender. REUTERS

 

 

 

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A father and daughter visit the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo for evening prayers for war dead August 13, 2005, two days before the 60th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has a reputation for taking risks, but analysts say it's unlikely that he will visit a Tokyo shrine for war dead on Monday's anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two for fear of dividing voters ahead of next month's general election. REUTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Worshippers wait for the doors at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo to be opened early August 15, 2005, to offer prayers for war dead during the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Japanese ruling party politicians said on Sunday that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was unlikely to risk outraging Asian neighbours and splitting domestic voters by visiting the controversial shrine. REUTERS

 

 

 

 

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People queue to pay tribute to the war dead, to mark the 60th anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo August 15, 2005. Japanese ruling party politicians said on Sunday that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was unlikely to risk outraging Asian neighbours and splitting domestic voters by visiting the controversial shrine REUTERS

 

 

 

 

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A family visits Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo to offer prayers for the war dead August 15, 2005, on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two. At least two Japanese cabinet ministers were set to mark the 60th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War Two on Monday with visits to the shrine for the war dead, pilgrimages all but certain to anger China and South Korea. REUTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Japanese lawmakers queue as they visit the controversial Yasukuni shrine to pay tribute to the war dead August 15, 2005, the 60th anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender. At least two Japanese cabinet ministers were set to mark the 60th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War Two on Monday with visits to the shrine for the war dead, pilgrimages all but certain to anger China and South Korea. REUTERS

 

 

 

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Japanese lawmakers are led by a Shinto priest (R) as they visit the controversial Yasukuni Shrine to pay tribute to the war dead August 15, 2005, the 60th anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender. At least two Japanese cabinet ministers were set to mark the 60th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War Two on Monday with visits to the shrine for the war dead, pilgrimages all but certain to anger China and South Korea. REUTERS

 

 

 

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Schoolchildren and teachers bow in front of the hall of worship to offer prayers to the war dead on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo August 15, 2005. Japanese ruling party politicians said on Sunday that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was unlikely to risk outraging Asian neighbours and splitting domestic voters by visiting the controversial shrine. REUTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Schoolchildren and teachers bow as they visit Yasukuni Shrine in the early morning in Tokyo to offer prayers for the war dead during the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two, August 15, 2005. Japanese ruling party politicians said on Sunday that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was unlikely to risk outraging Asian neighbours and splitting domestic voters by visiting the controversial shrine. REUTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Japanese right wingers hurrah as they pay homage to the war dead, marking the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, at the Yasukuni shrine where Japan's war dead including high-ranking war criminals have been enshrined, in Tokyo, Monday, Aug. 15, 2005. Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologized for Tokyo's wartime colonization and invasions in Asia on the 60th anniversary of the country's surrender on Monday, as thousands thronged the war shrine that critics say glorifies aggression. AP

 

 

 

 

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A man kneels on the ground in silent prayer at Yasukuni Shrine, in Tokyo, to offer prayers for war dead on August 15, 2005, the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two. Japanese ruling party politicians said on Sunday that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was unlikely to risk outraging Asian neighbours and splitting domestic voters by visiting the Shrine/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Former Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry minister Shoichi Nakagawa (L) bows as he leaves Yasukuni Shrine after offering prayers for the war dead, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Tokyo August 14, 2005.Japanese ruling party politicians said on Sunday that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was unlikely to risk outraging Asian neighbours and alienating domestic voters by visiting the controversial shrine on the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender. REUTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Former Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry minister Shoichi Nakagawa (L) bows as he leaves Yasukuni Shrine after offering prayers for the war dead, the eve of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two, in Tokyo August 14, 2005.Japanese ruling party politicians said on Sunday that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was unlikely to risk outraging Asian neighbours and alienating domestic voters by visiting the controversial shrine on the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender. REUTERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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People offer prayers for the war dead at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo August 15, 2005, on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two. At least two Japanese cabinet ministers were set to mark the 60th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War Two on Monday with visits to the shrine for the war dead, pilgrimages all but certain to anger China and South Korea. REUTERS

 

 

 

 

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A woman covers her face after offering a prayer for the war dead at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo August 15, 2005 on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two. At least two Japanese cabinet ministers were set to mark the 60th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War Two on Monday with visits to the shrine for the war dead, pilgrimages all but certain to anger China and South Korea. REUTERS

 

 

 

 

 

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People offer prayers for the war dead, to mark the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two, at Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo August 15, 2005. Japanese ruling party politicians said on Sunday that Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi was unlikely to risk outraging Asian neighbours and splitting domestic voters by visiting the controversial shrine. REUTERS

 

 

 

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A Japanese army veteran, right, dressed in military uniform, leaves the Yasukuni shrine after paying homage to the war dead in Tokyo Monday, Aug.. 15, 2005. Thousands of Japanese visited the war shrine to mark the 60th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II . AP

 

 

 

 

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The war bereaved pose for a commemorating photo as they visit Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo to offer prayers for the war dead August 15, 2005 on the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two. At least two Japanese cabinet ministers were set to mark the 60th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War Two on Monday with visits to the shrine for the war dead, pilgrimages all but certain to anger China and South Korea. REUTERS

 

 

 

 

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Former Imperial Navy sailors and men dressed in navy uniforms take part in a ceremony at the Yasukuni Shrine to offer prayers for war dead in Tokyo August 15, 2005. Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi marked the 60th anniversary of Japan's defeat in World War Two on Monday with an apology for suffering caused by Japanese military aggression and pledged that Tokyo would never again go to war. REUTERS

 

 

 

 

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A group of Japanese Imperial Navy veterans stand at attention as they salute to the war dead at the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo Monday, Aug. 15, 2005. Thousands of Japanese visited the war shrine to mark the 60th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II . AP

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Masako Ishikawa, 86 years old, releases a dove in prayer of peace as she visits the Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo Monday, Aug. 15, 2005. Thousands of Japanese visited the war shrine to mark the 60th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II . AP

 

 

 

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