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Justin Bieber Apologizes for Visiting a Controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, Japan

Justin is currently in Japan on a promotional trip but things haven’t got off to the best start with fans hitting out at his visit to a Tokyo shrine.

Justin Bieber praying Yasukuni Shrine

Justin posted a message to his Twitter and Instagram which sees he stopping at the Yasukuni Shrine, which honors military dead, including leaders from the imperial army who committed mass atrocities and cruelty across Asia during World War II.

Yasukuni is a shrine to the 2.5 million men, women and children who died serving the Japanese Empire between 1868 and 1945. Controversially, those honored include thousands of soldiers from World War II – and as of 1978, 14 Class A war criminals.

For many in China, Korea and other Asian countries, Yasukuni represents the worst of Japan’s imperial militarism.

One angry Chinese fan tweeted in response:

You hurt your Chinese fans Bieber !!!!! Please delete this picture…… There are something about the politics between china and Japan. I still believe you are a good boy Bieber. So If you don’t wanna lose your Chinese fans. Please!!!!!!!.

Justin Bieber at Yasukuni Shrine Japan

Justin has since deleted the photo and penned a groveling apology for his Chinese Beliebers:

While in Japan I asked my driver to pull over for which I saw a beautiful shrine. I was mislead to think the Shrines were only a place of prayer. To anyone I have offended I am extremely sorry. I love you China and I love you Japan.

Justin has been trying to forget the drama surrounding his latest sightseeing trip in Japan by posting an adorable video of his visit to a Japanese orphanage today.


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  • Belieber

    He probably didn’t even know it was used for that. And all is ok

  • Lailani

    Justin is amazing and so adorable

  • Lailani

    I love Justin. He’s to cute

  • Lailani

    He probably didn’t mean any harm. Just didn’t realize what that truly meant.

  • Lailani

    People are just to sensitive.

    • Sam

      Coming from you who jumps down everyones throat when something bad is said of him? LOL Oh the irony.

      • Lailani

        WTF, damn idiot.

      • deadandbroken

        hey I dont blame Justin. I just saw the picture and thought ‘oh what a really beautiful templt’ and then I read on. I now know as well that not all shrines are made as a place of worship. But hey a history lesson for everyone I guess.

      • deadandbroken

        My history teacher never even told us about this place when we learned about Japan.

  • #EMMA♥BIEBERxox

    Hehe for some reason i find stuff like this funny.
    Dont asked Y :-I

  • Hannah Bieber

    He didnt know so its ok . Hopefully his Chinese beliebers forgive him

    • believe bieber

      i’m a Chinese belieber,i think he just didn’t know,so he should be forgiven.

  • nicki

    He didn’t know at first. But now he do. He luv you guys and he didn’t mean it. Luv you! :(

  • ALEKSANDER

    Justin Bieber just prayed because he’s good Christian .

  • Birk

    Justin made an honest mistake.. Well I guess his next trip will be to China to make up with his Chinese Beliebers.

    • believe bieber

      Thank you,you’re kind.But there’s lots of haters in China ,and media are full of bullshit,some beliebers i know think he shouldn’t come to China now,we are afraid if something bad will hurt him.And……many beliebers in China think the event is serious and justin was wrong,i don’t know why they are thinking like this?!!they are simply idiots!They’re stupid and stubborn ……

  • Niha

    ppl just know to make a hulla-baloo over petty issues…it was a casual visit ! not only the chinese but fans all around the world shud have common sense !!!

  • Shira bieber

    Justin I love you so
    much! You are my life! So justin I love you!!!

  • wow

    You Americans….its a sensitive issue because that shrine represents to China and Korea the hell their families went thru because of those ppl they honoured at that shrine….you all must understand that. ..If they had something in america that honoured those that caused the 9/11 you all would be upset/sensitive about that too if ur idol went there I understand that he did not know what that shrine represented as he explained and that I can forgive but you people are just so cruel and lack understanding and reasoning power