When the singer visited the Yasukuni Shrine in Japan, he caused national outrage among the government as well as civilians. The Yasukuni Shrine is a holding place for hundreds of soldiers and war criminals who fought in World War II. Many of the soldiers from the imperial Japanese army are buried at this shrine, located near Tokyo, and it is a controversial place that strikes a deep chord with Japanese citizens. While Justin was traveling around, he asked his driver to stop at the shrine. Justin then bowed his head and paid his respects to the fallen soldiers. He tweeted a photo of his reverence with the caption “thank you for your blessings.” Little did he know, he had just honored war criminals who were known for murdering and brutally beating innocent people. Oops. Gotta read those history books, Justin.
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