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Korean Enshrinee of 1959 Erased in 2005

Posted October. 20, 2005 08:47,   


The stamp (left) is clearly read as “enshrinement complete at Yasukuni Shrine” on the document that the Japanese government gave to the Korean government in 1993, however, not revealed to the bereaved family. The enshrinement record on October 17, 1959 (Showa 34) is shown on the cover of 1,582th issue of the Yasukuni Shrine record book, but it can be seen that a Korean with Japanese surname “Nishiyama” and Korean name Byeong-geun has been erased from the enshrinee list.

Hun-Joo Cho hanscho@donga.com