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Japan's altar to its war dead
Yasukuni Shrine has long been the controversial focus of the painful memories of war for people in Japan
Korea and Taiwan. This documentary
10 years in the making and directed by the Tokyo-based Chinese filmmaker Li Ying
is the first documentary on Yasukuni ever produced in Japan. It looks into the heart of the shrine
at the emblem of the Emperor
and "the sword" - which is both the symbol of militarism and the object of worship.