An explosion occurred on the territory of Yakusuni shrine in Tokyo. No one was hurt. The explosion, which the police suggest was a terrorist attack, occurred in a public toilet at the gates. Fragments of a makeshift bomb ere found on the territory of the complex. Traces of explosive and pieces of batteries were also found on the site, where the blast occurred.
November 23 is a day off in Japan, and the territory of Yasukuni Shrine was filled with more people than usual. Police officials said that the attack was directed against the temple itself, as the shrine is dedicated to the souls of soldiers who died for the emperor. Many consider Yasukuni Shrine to be the spiritual center of Japanese militarism.