A group of pros and cons of Yasukuni Shrine gathered on August 15 at 16:29

On the 15th day of the end of the war, gatherings were held to think about peace by mourning people who died in war all over the country.

Meeting in favor of worship “Constitutional revision”

Among them, at Yasukuni Shrine in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, an organization that asked the prime minister and ministers to attend worship gathered, and about 1,500 people participated in the announcement of the organizer.

Among them, Taizo Terashima, former Supreme Officer of the Self-Defense Forces and chairman of the “Meeting of Spirits”, said, “The biggest issue left over from Heisei is the constitutional amendment. If we don't change the constitution by our own hands, we must say that there is no recovery or recovery of the Japanese spirit. "

And at noon, all the participants offered a silence.

A 50-year-old self-employed man from Kawasaki City said, “I came to Japan on August 15 for the first time because I wanted to express my gratitude to those who died in the war thinking about Japan. “I think it is necessary to specify the Self-Defense Forces in the constitution because it is natural to have an army.”

A rally against worship "Protect the Constitution and Peace"

On the other hand, in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, the “National Liaison Committee for Peace Bereaved Society”, which opposes ministerial visits to Yasukuni Shrine, held a meeting, and firstly, “Let's follow the Constitution and follow a path of peace that does not depend on force” I called.

Subsequently, all the 100 people who participated closed their eyes quietly for one minute and mourned those who died in the previous war.

A 74-year-old man who participated in the rally said, “I have been thinking about what the war is and my father is killed. I can't forgive you as a bereaved. "

An 83-year-old woman said, “When you see how many people visit Yasukuni Shrine, it feels like the times are reversing. It's human beings who also stop wars, so each one has to be aware of it. I think. "

A 72-year-old woman said, “It is a generation that does not know war, but I want to continue“ post-war ”where war will not occur in the future.”