"By the way, do you know what a Shinto shrine is?" "I've a little bit of knowledge on the subject. It's a religious facility where that which is the object of worship, that called the genius loci, is enshrined."
The question of worshipping at the Yasukuni Shrine is left to the independent judgement of Cabinet ministers.
In the post-War period, up until 1975, Emperor Showa prayed at the Yasukuni Shrine a total of 8 times.
Prime Minister Koizumi said, "There are people who say that, because it's unconstitutional, I should not pray at the Yasukuni Shrine".
Such things as the textbook controversy, lack of recognition of historical events, and the prime minister's worshipping at the Yasukuni Shrine have caused discord with China.
Let's have a gander at this insolent man.
Could I see your driver's license?
A humble-looking old man was presented to the king.