The current Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has stirred international outrage by paying a visit to the Yasukuni shrine.
Never heard of Yasukuni? You can read here about the shinto shrine in general, and you can read in more detailhere about the controversies surrounding it. Short version: Japan has enshrined/dead many of its war dead here, including a number of convicted war criminals from the WW2 era. A few prime ministers have visited the memorial to pay their respects, and each time there is an outcry from Japan’s neighbors who suffered greatly at the hands of some of these criminals.
Should Japan’s neighbors get over it? Afterall, there are several million war dead enshrined at Yasukuni, with only 14 class A war criminals in the bunch. When Japan’s PM visits, it’s not like he’s there specifically for those 14, and there’s no good way to divorce those 14 from the rest.
Should Japan show more sensitivity to the issue? Afterall, those war criminals did do some pretty horrific things during WW2, and Japan hasn’t exactly been apologetic about it since then. If the answer to this question is “yes,” then what actions/restraints would satisfactorily resolve the issue for most of its neighbors?