People visit the Yasukuni Shrine, which honours millions of Japanese war dead but also senior military and political figures convicted of war crimes after World War II, in Tokyo on December 29, 2016. 
Japan's defence minister went to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo on December 29, media reports said, the day accompanying Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on a highly symbolic visit to Pearl Harbor. / AFP / Kazuhiro NOGI        (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)