Each country has its own stance on different issues. We should not let these things affect diplomatic relations?
Yoshihide Suga, the Japanese government spokesperson said that the shrine visits and donations are private and should not affect diplomacy. Japanese students are taught that Japan was a victim of atomic bombs but not a major perpetrator of the war. This is the reason why Japan’s denial contrasts with Germany’s atonement. Unfortunately, many Japanese as well as the Japanese media, seem reluctant to reflect on this issue.
The nail that sticks out gets pounded. If Japan maintains its stance, it will one day be pounded.