Yes, it looks like Prime Minister Koizumi has visited Yasukuni Shrine again today. And yes, the predictable criticism from around Asia and even within Japan. I’m sure the Japanese firms around Asia look forward to this day every year. Enough of politics, if you are visiting the shrine today, take a moment and stop by the Chiyoda Ward Office. Map
This ward was the first in Japan to fine people who walked and smoked. The ward covers the Imperial Palace, Akihabara and most of the national government buildings, such as the Diet Building, the Foreign Ministry Building, etc. Even the big Elvis fan Junichiro lives here.
Check out this fantastic aerial shot of Yasukuni Shrine! Above it all