"The Tokyo High Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by a group of South Koreans calling for the removal of names from the list of those enshrined at the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo.
The plaintiffs are nine relatives of deceased servicemen and civilian employees who served Imperial Japanese forces during the colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula in 1910-1945, and a former civilian employee, 88, who is alive but enshrined at the Shinto shrine as a “spirit of war dead.”
Upholding a ruling by the Tokyo District Court in July 2011, the high court said the plaintiffs argue their feelings have been hurt by the enshrinement but they need to “show tolerance of the freedom of religion of others."
Yes, read that again: these plaintiffs are upset that their relatives (and in one case, THEMSELF*) are enshrined in a place that stands as a monument to Japanese militarism, and the Tokyo High Court told them to go fuck themselves in the name of “tolerance.” Because Japan’s freedom of religion supersedes an individual’s right not to be listed as a casualty of war which he (possibly she?) didn’t want to fight.
*is this a word? English majors, feel free to rewrite that sentence for me.