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Visitors come to Yasukuni Jinja (shrine), Japan's shrine to the dead of World War 2 , on the second night of the 4 night Mitama Matsuri (festival) at Yasukuni Shrine, Kudanshita district of Tokyo, Japan, on Friday July 14th 2006. The summer festival was started after WW@ to console the souls of the 2, 466,000 that died and have been enshrined in Yasukuni. The shrine continues to be a source of controversy in Asia, between Japan and it's neighbours who claim that every time Prime Minister of Japan Junichiro Koizumi visits the shrine to pay his respects to the dead that he also pays his respects to the souls of the 14 'Class A' war criminals whose souls are also enshrined within the Yasukuni. Asian countries, most noticeably Korea and China has repeatedly asked that Koizumi refrain from visiting the shrine. The yellow lanterns hold the names of those that died in WW2, and are paid for by their surviving families. The festival will last until July 16th.